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Joan Crawford and Christina Crawford

I can't decide if this photograph is adorable or creepy?

by Anonymousreplies 14October 16, 2021 2:17 PM

Walgreens plans to close 5 San Francisco stores, citing rampant shoplifting and 'organized retail crime'

Walgreens will close five more of its San Francisco locations due to rampant shoplifting and "organized retail crime," a Walgreens spokesperson told SFGate on Tuesday.

"Organized retail crime continues to be a challenge facing retailers across San Francisco, and we are not immune to that," Walgreens spokesperson Phil Caruso said. "Retail theft across our San Francisco stores has continued to increase in the past few months to five times our chain average."

Walgreens locations in San Francisco have struggled with shoplifting for years, and ten Walgreens locations have been closed in the city since 2019. Community members said one closure left seniors, disabled residents, and low-income residents without a convenient local drugstore to go to, with the next closest location not being accessible to those with disabilities, according to a Change.org petition.

"During this time to help combat this issue, we increased our investments in security measures in stores across the city to 46 times our chain average in an effort to provide a safe environment," Caruso said.

Caruso also said patients' prescriptions will be transferred to nearby stores.

In October, 2020, one Walgreens location closed after saying it lost $1,000 in stolen merchandise every day.

"I am completely devastated by this news - this Walgreens is less than a mile from seven schools and has been a staple for seniors, families and children for decades. This closure will significantly impact this community," Ahsha Safaí, a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, wrote on Twitter about the upcoming closures.

by Anonymousreplies 177October 16, 2021 2:17 PM

I just watched Liza with a Z for the first time in years.

God, she was fucking fabulous back in the day.

by Anonymousreplies 48October 16, 2021 2:17 PM

Madonna and Sean Penn

Why did he beat her?

by Anonymousreplies 12October 16, 2021 2:17 PM

Call The Midwife Season 10

Coming soon to the States! UK DL'ers please don't spoil.

BTW - I had no idea ubertwink Timothy Turner was 21 in real life!

by Anonymousreplies 205October 16, 2021 2:17 PM

Jussie Smollett Hate Crime Hoax Trial Will Begin Nov. 29th

[QUOTE]The actor was charged with filing a false police report when investigators discovered he paid two brothers to stage a hate crime against him. A Chicago judge ordered that jury selection will begin November 29th.

by Anonymousreplies 25October 16, 2021 2:16 PM

Mel's Diner (Per Request)

[quote]can someone please start a thread asking why Mel's Diner on ALICE needed 3 waitresses all day long, when there were barely any customers?

by Anonymousreplies 87October 16, 2021 2:16 PM

The Queen - the beaming and the never before seen animation since Philip died continues...(so does this thread)...Part II.

Maybe Queen Mary who tried to sabotage Part I will be back to bump this along. Everyone's welcome!

by Anonymousreplies 249October 16, 2021 2:16 PM

Tip #1 for the 50 and Older Crowd

No matter what the age of the other guy do not talk about any health issues. Even if the issue is obvious or somewhat obvious, I don't want to hear about your herniated disc, your sciatica, your last or upcoming doctor's appointment, definitely not your colonoscopy, your polio, your thyroid, and JFC I just learned the other night what a CPAP CPAF whatever it's called is. It was very startling. I thought it was some kind of oxygen tank or artificial lung. I'm over 50 and I get that we're all aging but if I wanted to hear about that stuff I would work in a nursing home, get into an open relationship or spend time with my 80 year old mother and her Pokeno club. You're missing out on getting some sex or getting better longer sex.

by Anonymousreplies 12October 16, 2021 2:16 PM

Armie Hammer’s accuser alleges Timothee Chalamet watched him rape a girl and that he knows what Armie was up to

She posted these stories yesterday, obviously in response to Timmy’s non-answer regarding the Armie question in the Time article.

by Anonymousreplies 111October 16, 2021 2:15 PM

Actors unexpectedly exiting television series

I was a huge fan of the show Fringe. I first heard of DL fave Meghan Markle when it was announced that she was joining the cast of that series. Her character disappeared after two episodes, even though her character was set-up to be a regular, or at least recurring character.

Justin Chambers was an original cast member on one of my all-time favorites, Cold Case. After a handful of episodes, his character was written out as not liking the hours of the job because of his wife and his diabetes, but it nobody ever explained why Chambers was let go. I've seen people speculate that it was to join the cast of Gray's Anatomy, but he left Cold Case in 2003, and Gray's didn't start until 2005.

by Anonymousreplies 98October 16, 2021 2:15 PM

Noah Reid replaces Armie Hammer in Broadway play

This makes me so happy, seeing people get good opportunities thanks to Armie Hammer's downfall.

by Anonymousreplies 15October 16, 2021 2:15 PM

Normalising mass death

"The government has abandoned all pretence at public health measures to control Covid. It’s a national scandal." The death rate in the UK is now equivalent to 40,000 people a year due to Covid alone! Expect this to become a global trend, as lockdowns don't work for capitalism or modern populations of fragile mental health.

Have you had it? Do you know anyone who's had it?

by Anonymousreplies 0October 16, 2021 2:15 PM

JANICE LYNDE returns to Y+R as Leslie Brooks

Ashland turns out to be Brooks Lucas Prentiss.

by Anonymousreplies 49October 16, 2021 2:15 PM

I just had the most wonderful hotcakes and sausage from McDonalds.

Why would anyone make them at home, when you can just buy them?

And it's something like five dollars.

Soft, fluffy pancakes, sweet sausage patty, and a drink.

There's really no reason to cook breakfast at home. Ever.

by Anonymousreplies 66October 16, 2021 2:15 PM

What is your favorite hunt meat?

Take my poll please.

by Anonymousreplies 13October 16, 2021 2:14 PM

Charming European Old Ladies Vs Pron Star Rhyheim Shabazz

Would the sexless Datalounge Maiden Aunt Brigade handle this situation with such savoir faire?

by Anonymousreplies 3October 16, 2021 2:14 PM

What attracts women and fraus to Datalounge?

Well?

by Anonymousreplies 197October 16, 2021 2:13 PM

What name do you give for the barista to shout out?

I don't have the guts so I haven't yet but I'd say my name was Brucilla.

by Anonymousreplies 121October 16, 2021 2:13 PM

Driving around LA

I'm going to be in LA for three nights starting tomorrow. I'll have a rental car and basically a day to kill on Sunday, after which Monday/Tuesday are basically booked. I'm staying in Hollywood. My plan is to drive around and hopefully see some parts of the city I've never seen. I was thinking of driving the length of Mulholland and then maybe up into Malibu, stop at Zuma Beach?

Any other suggestions or destinations.? I'm not looking for a ton of indoor activities but I am in the market for food recommendations - out of the way/not touristy places especially.

by Anonymousreplies 47October 16, 2021 2:13 PM

Inappropriate Crush

Who is your inappropriate crush? The guy that you have so much respect for that you really feel guilty about finding hot, but you can’t help it?

by Anonymousreplies 86October 16, 2021 2:12 PM

HALLOWEEN KILLS

Just got back from seeing it at the theater.

Much better than the 2018 one.

Theater was packed for a Thursday 7pm showing so I'm guessing, like the last one, this will make a ton of money.

by Anonymousreplies 239October 16, 2021 2:12 PM

Carrie adaptations

I watched the 1976 adaptation and 2013 adaptation last night. Despite the effects, I liked the 2013 prom and town destruction sequence and how Chris' death was brutal. Piper Laurie as Margaret in the 1976 version is the best one. Julianne Moore wasn't great as Margaret and neither was Patricia Clarkson in the 2002 tv movie. The 2002 tv movie had a lot of bad special effects, but I did kind of like how closely it was adapted to the novel. Emilie de Ravin was pretty fun as Chris in that verson.

Which is your favorite? Which prom sequences did you like the best? Best Sue ? Best Chris? Best Tommy? etc.

by Anonymousreplies 114October 16, 2021 2:11 PM

Edgergays: How Did Ricky Ricardo's Job Work?

Since they don't have jobs like that now.

He seems to leave in the morning for work? But isn't it a NIGHTclub? So that should mean he would get home after midnight.

Then does he do the same show 7 days a week? How long is the show? Do you pay for the show? Or do you just buy food and eat it whilst he sings? Or do you just get served drinks and no food?

Then when he restages the show does the club shut down.

by Anonymousreplies 122October 16, 2021 2:11 PM

Luke Wilson's career

Really DID go down the shitter.

From indie star to movie star to.......Supergirl on the C list CW?

by Anonymousreplies 13October 16, 2021 2:10 PM

Leonardo DiCaprio was likely a victim of abuse

From the Facebook page An Open Secret:

SHOCKING video of a teenage Leonardo DiCaprio on the set of Growing Pains being minded by Brian Peck, a well known convicted pedophile and close friend of X-Men Movies director Bryan Singer and Charlie Sheen. In this video Peck calls Leo the “latest, hottest, hunkiest teen idol there is.”

Furthermore, Steven Marshall, the executive producer of Growing Pains was arrested for child pornography in 2010 and was sentenced to 7.5 years in prison. We detail Brian Peck and also Leo DiCaprio’s former publicist Bob Villard who is also a convicted pedophile in our documentary An Open Secret.

Leo worked closely with pedophiles while on the set of Growing Pains.

by Anonymousreplies 107October 16, 2021 2:09 PM

Why Doesn't Jake Gyllenhaal come out?

He's made the money. He's forty. He's created a career that's very independent of Hollywood norms. So why not?

by Anonymousreplies 227October 16, 2021 2:09 PM

Andrew Neighbors now has an OnlyFans

The once super shy and conservative Midwestern boy has made an OnlyFans. Granted who knows if he will post any nudes. But still. He’s come a long way.

by Anonymousreplies 577October 16, 2021 2:07 PM

All these Who Else Could Have Starred? threads …

Any other old-timers smell a whiff of White Belt Man’s ancient stench?

by Anonymousreplies 2October 16, 2021 2:07 PM

How to deal with a one-up Debbie Downer

I have a new colleague who is quite exhausting. I was friendly with her at first, because I'm friendly with everyone, but it quickly became clear she combines the worst traits of a one-upper and Debbie Downer. Any conversation with her descends into a tale of woe. Have a cold? She survived cancer! End-of-the-month money trouble? She lost her ancestral home after her parents died! Couldn't sleep? A combination of Ativan, Lunesta, and Seroquel STILL don't do the trick for her!

I get she is 1) probably lonely and 2) unaware of how off-putting her behavior is. Still, I dread interacting with her.

How do you deal with people like this? I can avoid her as much as possible, but that's not always an option.

by Anonymousreplies 76October 16, 2021 2:06 PM

People keep saying that Britney Spears is mentally ill.

If that's true, then what does that make Sam Asghari? Her caregiver?

I don't think she's mentally ill. I think she's manipulative.

Plus, flashing her tits doesn't make her mentally ill. It makes her an attention whore.

There, I said it.

by Anonymousreplies 19October 16, 2021 2:06 PM

Celebrity Sex Dreams

Last night I was fucked by Brian Cox.

Not the professor. The actor. Ya know, from Succession. He played Hannibal Lector and looks like Zeus.

He had a thick cock and soft, cloud-like pubic hair.

by Anonymousreplies 4October 16, 2021 2:06 PM

My Three Gruden-Sons

They all look like bottoms, especially Deuce, the diploma-holder in center. That is mom Cindy. With Michael on our right and Jayson on our left,

Sidebar: This can’t be going well: “In September 2021, she and Jon closed on their new two-story home in Southern Highlands, Las Vegas Valley, Nevada at $4.3 million.“

by Anonymousreplies 11October 16, 2021 2:06 PM

Things Your Grandparents Used to Say

Was discussing this with friends on the way to Rocco’s. My grandmother: “Sing another and quit!”

by Anonymousreplies 150October 16, 2021 2:06 PM

Modern Porn Actors That Don’t Do Anything For You

Are there any actors/stars currently in porn that you don’t find attractive?

by Anonymousreplies 107October 16, 2021 2:05 PM

A health insurance question for eldergays

If you are 65 and are still working a regular job with benefits, do you keep your regular job health benefits or do they boot you off and make you get on Medicare? Just curious.

by Anonymousreplies 91October 16, 2021 2:04 PM

All the Films Denzel Washington Should’ve Received Oscars For

[QUOTE]Malcolm X, Devil in a Blue Dress, He Got Game, John Q, Inside Man, American Gangster, The Equalizer, Fences

by Anonymousreplies 75October 16, 2021 2:04 PM

Ben Barnes XXVI

Let’s begin

by Anonymousreplies 363October 16, 2021 2:03 PM

I’m fucking my boss

I’ve been fucking him for months now. It’s good and we’re not going to stop no matter what you MeToo assholes say. It’s a free goddamn country and it’s his real estate business and I’m his only employee so we can do what we want.

by Anonymousreplies 40October 16, 2021 2:03 PM

Katey Sagal Hit By Car

Where was Roseanne when this happened?

by Anonymousreplies 11October 16, 2021 2:02 PM

Dorothy Zbornak fan club thread

This is for fans of Dorothy Z.

by Anonymousreplies 110October 16, 2021 2:02 PM

Busby Berkeley

It's been a while since we last talked about him.

Who's had him?

by Anonymousreplies 1October 16, 2021 2:02 PM

What are your deadly sins?

I’ve got to cop to sloth and perhaps gluttony.

by Anonymousreplies 28October 16, 2021 2:01 PM

THEY’RE BRINGING BACK LAW & ORDER!!

OMG WE DID IT DATALOUNGE!

by Anonymousreplies 290October 16, 2021 2:00 PM

Can Pete Buttigieg have it all?

I don’t think men should take paternity leave IMO.

by Anonymousreplies 229October 16, 2021 2:00 PM

Let's be things from Law and Order: SVU

Idea stolen from another thread.

I'll start: I'm the full-length leather jackets Mariska wears in all seasons and in all situations. Sleeting wet day outside? Wear me. On your way to shoot through a drug den? Wear me under your Kevlar.

by Anonymousreplies 258October 16, 2021 1:59 PM

Drag Race UK - Season 3

Haven't seen a thread for the new season and nothing came up using search, so here goes...

The queens for Season 3 have been announced

by Anonymousreplies 58October 16, 2021 1:59 PM

SJP and Chris North on the set of "And just like that"

The most annoying couple in New York history has FINALLY been spotted together as Sarah Jessica Parker and Chris Noth try to bring the ol’ “Carrie and Big” spark back. They do not seem thrilled to see each other, to no one’s surprise who ever saw them together for more than ten minutes.

It’s nice to know that some things remain consistent, we suppose. Like Carrie’s absolutely horrendous history with hats. We remain unsure as to whether SJP’s costuming is supposed to rekindle that old quirky Carrie style or whether it’s parodying it. The dress and shoes are fab, but the hat and bag turn the whole ensemble slightly obnoxious.

by Anonymousreplies 66October 16, 2021 1:59 PM

The Gays and Tennis: Part 100 fall season

Today we have 3 finals:

In Sofia, Sinner def. Monfils 6-3 6-4 for his 4th singles title

In Chicago it will be Muguruza vs. Jabeur

in San Diego it will be Ruud vs. Norrie

and we have Indian Wells right around the corner ready to start.

by Anonymousreplies 400October 16, 2021 1:59 PM

Nikolas Cruz to plead guilty for Parkland school shooting

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The former student who was accused of shooting and killing 17 people at his high school in Parkland, Fla., in 2018 plans to plead guilty to 17 counts of premeditated murder and 17 counts of attempted murder, one of his lawyers said on Friday.

The rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, 2018, killed 14 students and three faculty members, one of the deadliest shootings in American history. Seventeen other people were wounded.

The former student, Nikolas Cruz, who was 19 at the time and had a history of mental health and behavior problems, used a semiautomatic rifle that he had legally bought to carry out the assault, according to the police.

“It is our intent to enter a change of plea as to both cases to all charges,” David Wheeler, one of Mr. Cruz’s lawyers, said in court on Friday.

Mr. Cruz, now 23, appeared in court shortly after and pleaded guilty to battery and other charges in a separate case related to a fight with a sheriff’s deputy in jail.

Judge Elizabeth Scherer said she would schedule a hearing for Wednesday at 9 a.m. for Mr. Cruz to change his plea in the Parkland shooting case.

The next step would be a penalty phase before a jury in which Mr. Cruz’s lawyers would attempt to avoid a death sentence and argue instead for life in prison. Prosecutors have vowed to pursue the death penalty and said there have been no plea negotiations in the case.

Mr. Cruz appeared in court on Friday wearing a mask, large glasses and a dark sweater over a white collared shirt. He told the judge that he was feeling nervous but that he was thinking clearly and understood the proceedings. When Judge Scherer asked Mr. Cruz if he had any mental issues, he said that he had been told in the past that he suffered from anxiety and depression, but that he felt ready to proceed with Friday’s hearing.

“I don’t believe I have any issues,” he said. He said he had not taken any medication in the past year. Editors’ Picks Did You See That Video of the Subway Rat Hauling the Crab? 16 Slow Cooker Recipes That You Can Prep and Forget The Cruel Paradox of Linda Evangelista’s Fate Continue reading the main story

The announcement of planned guilty pleas follows years of witness interviews and other preparations for an emotionally grueling trial that had been expected to last months.

Before the shooting, Mr. Cruz recorded three videos on his cellphone that indicated that he, like many youthful perpetrators of mass shootings, wanted his name to be remembered.

“When you see me on the news, you’ll all know who I am,” he said on one video. “You’re all going to die.”

The shooting led thousands of students who had grown up in an era of school shooting drills and lockdowns to walk out of their classrooms and march for tougher gun control laws and an end to gun violence. Some of the marches were led by teenagers who had survived the Parkland shooting and who quickly emerged as leaders of a younger generation of activists.

Members of March for Our Lives, an organization founded by some survivors of the shooting, said they were “appalled and disgusted” that lawmakers had not done more to reduce gun violence in the wake of the tragedy.

by Anonymousreplies 10October 16, 2021 1:58 PM

Jeopardy #25 -- New Thread for New Season

With the new season starting -- season 38 -- its time to start a new thread to discuss the daily Jeopardy episodes.

Share your opinion of the various contestants. Did you get Final Jeopardy correct? What about the Daily Doubles?

by Anonymousreplies 570October 16, 2021 1:56 PM

Who else could have starred as Private Benjamin?

What if Goldie Hawn was pregnant and decided to just produce the film. Who could have played the title role in this fish out of water comedy?

by Anonymousreplies 23October 16, 2021 1:56 PM

Porky’s

I have to admit that I loved this movie as a gayling.

by Anonymousreplies 30October 16, 2021 1:55 PM

Who else could have played Doralee in Nine to Five?

What if Dolly had bailed on being in the movies. Who else might have made a good Doralee in Nine to Five?

by Anonymousreplies 75October 16, 2021 1:55 PM

Who else could have starred in Chinatown?

Let's pretend it's 1974 and you're casting Chinatown. Suddenly, Faye Dunaway isn't available to play the damaged heroine Evelyn Mulwray. Who else could have believably claimed "she's my sister, my daughter...she's my sister AND my daughter"?

by Anonymousreplies 117October 16, 2021 1:55 PM

On the set of Desperate Housewives

I worked on the show between 2006 and 2012 and kept a very detailed journals. I could post some tidbits if you guys want to read it. It was such a long time ago that it does not even matter anymore.

by Anonymousreplies 217October 16, 2021 1:54 PM

Did she really think the ends don't justify the means or is this just a talking point for People magazine?

Letourneau was a sixth-grade teacher in 1996 when she began sexually abusing Fualaau, who was her 12-year-old student. Ultimately, she was sentenced to more than seven years in prison for child rape. She twice became pregnant by Fualaau before he was 15, despite court orders aimed at keeping them apart.

The article claims "She knew, especially near the end, that the ends don't justify the means, and that even her wonderful daughters and long marriage didn't excuse how she got there. And she hoped that no one else would ever make the mistakes that she made."

Did she really think the ends don't justify the means or is this just a talking point for People magazine?

Was she mentally ill, a rapist, or just a victim of falling in love at the wrong age and circumstance? The odd thing is that it was only one boy/one man. She's not your average pedo because she kept going back to her victim, even when he was a grown man. They married and were together for a long time, raising their daughters. She claimed she still loved him when she died. What was going on with her, and why did she fall for this young boy/man?

And whom did she write all those final letters to, and what did the letters say?

by Anonymousreplies 44October 16, 2021 1:53 PM

Why isn’t Oliver Jackson-Cohen a star yet?

Why is Timothée forced upon us instead of this?

by Anonymousreplies 54October 16, 2021 1:52 PM

DOOL's Austin Peck Comes Out As Religious Nut

He's all about social/church issues. No doubt he wouldn't be comfortable at Days with its storylines.

by Anonymousreplies 7October 16, 2021 1:52 PM

Gay and Lesbian Soap Opera Actors and Actresses. Who Is Still Closeted? What’s The Scoop?

Past to present soap operas. Who owns this thread? In the running Tony Geary.

by Anonymousreplies 470October 16, 2021 1:51 PM

When did America go wrong? The reckoning is coming.

Where was the biggest turning point? Post ww2 please.

by Anonymousreplies 187October 16, 2021 1:51 PM

'She has CONTROLLED me my whole life' - Lourdes Speaks Out

'My mom is such a control freak, and she has controlled me my whole life,' Leon told Mazar in the interview. 'I needed to be completely independent from her as soon as I graduated high school.

by Anonymousreplies 156October 16, 2021 1:50 PM

Older gay men

How/where do you meet guys, especially if you're looking for guys your own age?

by Anonymousreplies 98October 16, 2021 1:50 PM

Nico Tortorella is only having sex to get spouse pregnant

"It's a f-----g process. I just wished we learned more about how to get pregnant and not about how not to get pregnant. It's terrible," Tortorella, who goes by they/them pronouns, shares.

"I'm in this place now with sex where I think it's f-----g stupid," they say with a laugh. "I love sex, don't get me wrong; it's such a beautiful thing, it's an extension of love. But from a physical standpoint, this idea of just, like, a quick fix — it's like getting high. It's like getting off. I'm just living in a different, higher chakra, so to speak, right now."

Tortorella adds, "I'm only having sex to get pregnant right now. And I haven't had sex with a dude in two years. I haven't had sex with anyone except for my partner since February of 2020. Which is strange. We have never been this monogamous and straight in the 15 years that we've known each other. It's been a f-----g process."

by Anonymousreplies 121October 16, 2021 1:50 PM

Chucky’s coming for Gen Z and I’m here for it 🔪🩸

Chucky’s back for a whole new generation, the Tik Tok generation, and it looks fire AF. Gone is Mark Hamill and the AI Alexa Chucky robot. Chucky is back to being just a doll and voiced by the original actor. The new Chucky will be a revenge tale a la Carrie.

The reboot stars Brad Dourif (the iconic doll himself), Jennifer Tilly (Tiffany), Fiona Dourif (Nica), Alex Vincent (Andy Barclay), Justin Whalin (Andy Barclay), Catherine Hicks (Karen Barclay), Christine Elise (Kyle), and Devon Sawa.

Devon Sawa moves his son Jake to a new town where he has trouble making friends and is bullied. We see high-schooler Jake picking up the Good Guy doll at a yard sale and taking it home. He soon discovers how powerful Chucky is and uses him as a weapon that he unleashes on his school bullies. As his classmates die one by one, will the detective make the connection that Jake is behind the killings?

by Anonymousreplies 87October 16, 2021 1:50 PM

The Sopranos

I have finally gotten around to binge watching The Sopranos. I didn’t see it when it first ran, not sure why. I guess I was still young and had a busy social life. Now I am settled down with my husband and, well, quarantine happened. Is it just me, or is Lorraine Bracco terrible in this show? She sounds doped. I can’t stand the scenes she is in.

by Anonymousreplies 8October 16, 2021 1:49 PM

Two hung guys fuck a melon

Really strange. I'm not exactly disgusted but not exactly turned on either. More intrigued.

You know there's schlongs are rubbing against each other in that melon. I guess it's #gaynotgau

The tattoo guy has a nice fat cock.

by Anonymousreplies 52October 16, 2021 1:48 PM

British MP Sir David Amess stabbed to death at constituency meeting

October 15, 2021:

[quote]The Conservative MP Sir David Amess has died after he was stabbed several times during a surgery at his constituency in Essex.

[quote]Amess, 69, an MP since 1983 who had represented Southend West in Essex since 1997, was stabbed several times at a church in Leigh-on-Sea. He is the second MP to be killed in just over five years, after the murder of Jo Cox.

[quote]Essex police said a 25-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of murder. Officers were called to the scene at about 12.05pm on Friday, the force said. “We attended and found a man injured. He was treated by emergency services but, sadly, died at the scene.”

[quote]The statement did not name Amess as the victim, but sources confirmed to the Guardian that the MP had died.

by Anonymousreplies 257October 16, 2021 1:48 PM

Are children actually worthless?

We protect children because they are small, weak, and vulnerable, but we are also protecting their potential. We want them to grow up to be somebody so they put us in the NICE retirement village, not the shitty understaffed government run one.

Fittingly of course, I'm 33 and have no children (and don't plan on it). Guess I'll be dying alone and miserable (or in peace).

Thots?

by Anonymousreplies 62October 16, 2021 1:46 PM

Catnip for DL: A Hamilton Chorus Boy’s Lament

The Unraveling of a Dream My life in the cast of Hamilton: An American Musical

daniel james belnavis

[TW: racism, mental illness, heterosexism, sexual assault, self-harm]

“There is an extreme lack of intersectionality within the gatekeepers of Hamilton which drastically juxtaposes the highly intersectional identities of the Black and Brown actors they employ and continue to get rich off of.”

by Anonymousreplies 423October 16, 2021 1:45 PM

Out NFL Player Carl Nassib Has a Boyfriend

Thank goodness! I was worried that he would be alone with his dogs forever. Anyone have any details? I think he's smart to keep the guy under wraps.

by Anonymousreplies 186October 16, 2021 1:45 PM

Will Poulter is 6’3”

And British

by Anonymousreplies 19October 16, 2021 1:44 PM

I Want to Be Underwhelmed -- Preparing for Autumn Edition

It's the time of the pumpkin spice season

by Anonymousreplies 552October 16, 2021 1:44 PM

The TRANS declare war on “Hamilton!

More, more!

by Anonymousreplies 123October 16, 2021 1:44 PM

Prince Charles > King Charles. How do we feel about this inevitability?

You know, I have been warming to King Charles for a while now. His opinions that were considered crazy 30 yrs ago are mainstream now. Environmentalism, vegetarianism, mysticism. Is it a bad thing to have a public figure who thinks outside the box? Rewatching this old interview, I actually think what he says has a lot of merit. And I feel bad that the interviewer was more interested in Diana's clothes than Charles' ideas. But, that is how it was...

by Anonymousreplies 122October 16, 2021 1:43 PM

The New HGTV Thread: Fall is Here!

But Adrian Leeds STILL can't find you a full sized fridge in the Fourth Arrondissement, mon cher.

Let's get to it, shall we??

by Anonymousreplies 38October 16, 2021 1:42 PM

Who are the most bizarre trolls on DL?

Troll away!

by Anonymousreplies 132October 16, 2021 1:41 PM

House Republicans still trying to persecute Hunter Biden

Keep fuckin' that chicken!

by Anonymousreplies 32October 16, 2021 1:40 PM

Loudon County School Board has a lot to answer for: Trans student sexual attacks proving to be real in their schools.

Loudon Country School Board has a lot to answer for.

The parent arrested at the June 22 meeting which discussed proposed changes to school policies regarding trans students was the father of the 14 year old girl allegedly raped by a trans girl aka boy in the girls' bathroom just a month earlier. He has since been charged with forcible anal sodomy and forcible fellatio.

When the father (Scott Smith) was called to the school at the time of his daughter's sexual attack he was told the school intended to handle the matter in-house rather than report it to the police. They have that discretion now since summer of 2020. The father was furious and the principal called the police. When the police arrived they heard the father and daughter out and opted not to arrest him. Instead the girl went to the hospital for a sexual assault examination. The results showed she had been raped and DNA results later proved more evidence.

The trans girl aka boy was quietly transferred to another Loudon Country school. He was 14 at the time and is now 15.

The father went to the June 22 school board meeting to find out what they were doing to ensure the safety of girls like his daughter and to object to their proposed trans policies. He was not there about Critical Race Theory.

At that board meeting there was a dog and pony show about how there had never been any sexual assaults in bathrooms in Loudon County schools and several board members and some school official gave testimony about how this was fear just a myth including reading some misleading Time magazine article into the record about there being no proof that trans students were more likely to assault others than "cis student" (not sexual assaults mind you, just assaults), the father became enraged and wanted to speak up to rebut that.

A pro trans activist, Jackie Schworm, who positioned herself near the father and mother of the alleged victim started harassing the mother and then told the father she knew about his daughter's claims and said she was lying and that she would dox the father and destroy his business. She said these things in front of others. I think he may be a plumber. The police present were trying to calm everyone but at some point the father moved toward the activist and he was grabbed by police and thrown to the ground and arrested. The video is on the net and on youtube. Though Youtube has taken down some videos discussing it. Youtube can be like twitter when it comes to this.

The picture of the father being arrested was used in the media in talking about the threats to school board members by extremists and was used by some school association and by the head of the Loudon School Board to ask Merrick Garland to protect them from terrorist parents. No context at all was given about this incident which didn't even involve any altercation with the school board. It was portrayed as some right wing opponents to CRT. In fact as soon as the school board recognized the father and mother were trying to speak they immediately shut down the meeting leaving many parents scheduled to speak unable to voice their opinions. The school board declared the meeting an unauthorized meeting.

On the video of her husband's arrest you can hear the mother loudly saying several times but my daughter was raped in the bathroom.

Fast forward ahead and the father is convicted of disorderly conduct which he is now trying to appeal. The Loudon School Board voted August 11 to approve all the changes for trans students. The DNA comes back positive for the sexual predator in a skirt.

The trans girl was on home confinement with GPS. The DA asked he be released. He began school at another Loudon County School and promptly sexually attacked a girl at the new school on October 6. He is now in custody and was formally charged with at least the first alleged victim's assault. Maybe the second incident but these are juveniles so it is difficult to get all the information.

And I am sure the trans community will now say this kid was never trans.

by Anonymousreplies 5October 16, 2021 1:40 PM

Jake Tapper is looking haggard.

He looks like a dpressive.

by Anonymousreplies 227October 16, 2021 1:38 PM

If 1974's campy fascist smut fest The Night Porter had been shot with a man as Lucia...

The Night Porter (Italian: Il portiere di notte) is a 1974 Italian erotic psychological drama film directed and co-written by Liliana Cavan and starring debonaire Dirk Bogarde and the ravishing ice queen Charlotte Rampling as Lucia. If Char Ramps had to be replace by a 1970s actor, who would it be?

by Anonymousreplies 5October 16, 2021 1:38 PM

Christopher Schwarzenegger Loses a Ton of Weight

Looking good!

by Anonymousreplies 39October 16, 2021 1:38 PM

The Rachel Maddow Show On MSNBC: Official Appreciation Thread

Discuss.

by Anonymousreplies 261October 16, 2021 1:37 PM

New Apple TV Show ‘The Shrink Next Door’ Stars Paul Rudd and Will Ferrell

Looks like Apple’s got another hit on their hands.

by Anonymousreplies 7October 16, 2021 1:37 PM

How to talk to your unvaccinated loved ones about the COVID-19 vaccine

For the hard to convince frauen in your lives….

by Anonymousreplies 1October 16, 2021 1:36 PM

Homophobic NC Lieutenant Governor Wants To Hear From You!

Right-wing nut job and walking myocardial infarction, Lt Gov Mark Johnson recently said homosexuals are filthy and if you have a problem with him saying so, come see him! While I don’t expect all of you to fly to Raleigh, he might like to hear from you by phone. His office number is (919) 814-3680.

by Anonymousreplies 182October 16, 2021 1:36 PM

"The Morning Show" Season Two

New season drops this Friday (Sept. 17th).

Much to my own surprise, I actually really enjoyed the first season.

Anyone else planning to watch?

by Anonymousreplies 125October 16, 2021 1:34 PM

Day of the Dead on SyFy

I'm loving this new series.

Especially because it's starring two of my favorite Canadian twinks, Keenan Tracey and Daniel Doheny.

Plus, this show is surprisingly funny.

Is anyone else watching?

by Anonymousreplies 5October 16, 2021 1:34 PM

AOC’s brother is hot gay and runs a successful queer rave

Being the sibling of one of the country’s most beloved and reviled (and social-media proficient) politicians can’t be easy. “Life is definitely different. How can it not be?” he told me when, to my surprise, he agreed to bring me along to the rave. Which isn’t to say he’s not a little nervous. Anything he does can have unwanted media repercussions, thanks to the power of the attention focused on his sister. “It’s almost like the concept of time travel,” which as any sci-fi fan knows, can be dangerous. “Don’t breathe. Don’t touch a fly. Don’t kick a cup.”

by Anonymousreplies 33October 16, 2021 1:33 PM

Pierre, is he ok?

His regular posts are missing after complaints of continued pneumonia over weeks, maybe months?

No Christmas Moose posts, and it was just Christmas. This guy lives for Moose postings. And Christmas.

Also, no Monday Morning Moo’s.

Pierre, if you’re out there seeing this, your absence is noted with alarm.

by Anonymousreplies 308October 16, 2021 1:33 PM

Men who jack off on public transportation

Why do they do it?

by Anonymousreplies 80October 16, 2021 1:33 PM

Name parent/child stars equally accomplished

Judy Garland

Liza Minelli

by Anonymousreplies 160October 16, 2021 1:33 PM

Bottoms are nasty drama queens

How do tops put up with the drama that bottoms are constantly creating? Do you ever just want to beat the shit out of bitchy ass bottoms? They act like they’re the center of the universe, they are constantly catting around desperate to get laid, and they are rude as hell for absolutely no reason. How do you put up with the constant bullshit that self-important moralistic bottom cunts are always inflicting on those who have the misfortune of being around them?

Have you ever gotten violent with a bottom? How did he react?

by Anonymousreplies 2October 16, 2021 1:32 PM

Happy 84th Birthday to True DL Icon Linda Lavin

Boppity bop!

by Anonymousreplies 2October 16, 2021 1:32 PM

Beyoncé singing “The Way We Were” at a Barbra Streisand tribute

Streisand looked so excited when they announced Beyoncé! Wow. What a star! She did that song much justice. Barbra must have been proud.

by Anonymousreplies 11October 16, 2021 1:31 PM

Project Runway Season 19 on BRAVO

Bravo has slotted Thursday, October 14 at 9 p.m. for the Season 19 premiere of its Emmy-winning fashion competition series Project Runway.

Mentor Christian Siriano returns along with judges Nina Garcia, Brandon Maxwell and Elaine Welteroth, and 16 new designers from across the U.S. and abroad, each ready to prove they have what it takes to show a collection at New York Fashion Week and win the grand prize of $250,000.

As was previously reported, Karlie Kloss won’t be returning as full-time host for Season 19, but will appear occasionally throughout the season.

Additionally, digital series Project Runway Redemption premieres on Thursday, September 9, with new episodes airing every week until the Project Runway premiere. It will feature alums from Project Runway seasons 17 and 18 going head to head for a $25,000 prize.

Project Runway wrapped its 18th season on March 12, 2020, just as the coronavirus pandemic started. The Season 18 finale, which featured Serena Williams as a guest judge, saw Geoffrey Mac walk away with the prize.

The long-running competition series is produced by Alfred Street Industries and Spyglass Media Group. Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz, Nan Strait, Dan Volpe, Meri Haitkin and J.J. Duncan serve as executive producers for Alfred Street. Siriano also serves as executive producer.

by Anonymousreplies 35October 16, 2021 1:31 PM

The Great British Bake Off 2021

Returns Tuesday 09/21

On your marks, get set, bake!

by Anonymousreplies 172October 16, 2021 1:28 PM

Books for fall reading

We need a new thread because the old one has maxxed out.

Plus, I got tired of looking at the previous thread's poll.

by Anonymousreplies 119October 16, 2021 1:26 PM

Interview with Anthony Michael Hall of "Halloween Kills"

When Anthony Michael Hall burst into Hollywood, he quickly became known as the baby-faced sarcastic teen in the John Hughes movies, "Sixteen Candles and "The Breakfast Club."

It led to instant stardom and an official membership into the beloved 1980s clique, The Brat Pack - the label used in a famous New York Magazine profile in 1985 for the actors who starred in "The Breakfast Club" and "St. Elmo's Fire."

But today Hall looks back on all that attention with nothing more than an eye-roll. Don't get him wrong: He loved the films he starred in, he told Insider, but the idea that he, Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy, Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, and Andrew McCarthy ever hung out together is a tabloid-induced dream.

"It didn't exist," Hall told Insider of the famous group.

It took decades for Hall to run out The Brat Pack label, but when he did he resurfaced as a respected character actor giving impressive performances in such movies as "The Dark Knight," "Foxcatcher," and "War Machine." Now Hall, 53, has nabbed a meaty role as one of the leads in "Halloween Kills."

In the sequel to the 2018 "Halloween" release, Hall plays the adult version of Tommy Doyle, the young boy, who in the original 1978 "Halloween," is terrorized by Michael Myers alongside his babysitter, Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis). In "Kills," he leads the town in an uprise against Myers.

Hall chatted with Insider about being part of the beloved franchise, sets the record straight about what The Brat Pack actually was, and explains why he regrets not taking the lead in the 1980s classic "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."

[quote] In the past decade-plus you have really turned into a reliable character actor compared to your superstardom as a kid. Has that been intentional?

I have always had this workman's attitude about it. I always knew when I was a kid that I wanted longevity so you don't often have the luxury of "what part am I playing" or selecting things. So yeah, I just have tried to mix it up.

But even when I was a kid and doing the John Hughes movies and doing one year on "SNL," I was never in a clique. I never benefited from being in a gang in Hollywood -

[quote] Alright, hold on. Hold on. You cannot say you were never in a clique. You were in the clique that started all cliques in modern-day Hollywood. You were a part of the Brat Pack.

Okay, here we go. It didn't exist. It was a media ploy. Whoever was the editor of New York Magazine at the time, it was a set up. "Let's get all these guys together and get them talking shit." The truth is in that time frame, I was at the very young end of that group. I was literally still in high school. When we did "The Breakfast Club," Emilio and Judd were in their early 20s and they are going out and having beers and I was a teen. So when they did that article I did feel that was a ploy to get all them yapping.

[quote] Fellow Brat Packer Andrew McCarthy has said he's never met you. Is that true?

Yeah. I have never met him.

[quote] So my whole childhood has been a lie, thinking all of you were hanging out in the 1980s.

(Laughs) And I also think audiences want the actors that they watch together in projects to be actually connected in life. They expect that. People will be like, "How are Emilio and Judd?" And I'm like, "I don't know. I haven't seen them in 14 years."

[quote] Which role do you regret not taking the most: Ferris Bueller or Duckie in "Pretty in Pink?"

Hughes wrote Ferris for me. I was busy with other work so I wasn't able to do Ferris. It turned out to be the biggest hit he had at that time. And I thought it was a great movie for [Matthew] Broderick and for John [Hughes].

Ducky was also written for me. What happened was when I was a kid, John really wanted me to do both of those projects. To be very frank with you, he was offended and was hurt that I didn't do the roles and we started to lose touch after that.

by Anonymousreplies 21October 16, 2021 1:26 PM

Wedding of the Century - Jennifer Gates marries Nayel Nassar

Bill Gates is ready to watch his daughter walk down the aisle.

The billionaire Microsoft co-founder, 65, was seen arriving in New York City on Thursday ahead of daughter Jennifer's wedding to Nayel Nassar this weekend.

Bill was photographed smiling as he stepped off a helicopter alongside family members.

His arrival came one day after Jennifer and mom Melinda French Gates were seen stepping out together.

"They kicked off the celebrations yesterday in N.Y.C.," a source previously told PEOPLE. "Jennifer was with her family and friends yesterday and Nayel with his."

"They both seem very excited about their wedding week," the source added. "It will be a big wedding."

Melinda has also taken an active role in helping Jennifer get ready for her special day — including throwing her an "incredibly special" party last month to celebrate her daughter's exciting new chapter.

"Jennifer is very close with her mom," the source told PEOPLE. "Melinda is a huge part of the wedding preparations."

Jennifer, who is currently an MD Candidate at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, announced her engagement in January 2020.

"I can't wait to spend the rest of our lives learning, growing, laughing and loving together. Yes a million times over," Jennifer captioned her social media post, as she recounted the surprise proposal, which took place over a romantic ski trip.

"I'm feeling like the luckiest (and happiest) man in the world right about now," Nasser, a professional equestrian who competed in the Tokyo Olympics, wrote in his own post. "Love you more than you can possibly imagine, and thank you for making every single day feel like a dream to me. Here's to forever!"

Bill and Melinda announced their separation in May. Court documents filed by Melinda at the time called their marriage "irretrievably broken."

The former couple went on to finalize their divorce in August.

Since her parents' split, Jennifer has continued to share kind words about both her mother and father.

While spending time with her father in May, Jennifer shared a smiling photo of the pair. "Nothing better than quality time with family members," she wrote.

"Happy birthday to our one of a kind mom, woman and hero," she wrote over the summer while celebrating her mom's 57th birthday. "Wishing you the biggest celebrations today and most incredible year ahead."

by Anonymousreplies 34October 16, 2021 1:26 PM

Cologne poll

Let’s discuss men’s fragrances.

by Anonymousreplies 131October 16, 2021 1:26 PM

Mmmmm... CAKE.

I love CAKE.

by Anonymousreplies 34October 16, 2021 1:24 PM

Who the #$@! eats Taco Bell?

And why?

Please explain yourselves.

by Anonymousreplies 108October 16, 2021 1:24 PM

You’re stranded on a deserted island

It’s just you and the 2021 Dallas Cowboys. What do you do? Pick one guy to protect you or become a total whore and let them fight over you? Would you feel overwhelmed with 53 tops that you were expected to service all by yourself? Would you want to do it in public or take each guy to a special secluded spot? Would you fear for your life as the guys inevitably got jealous over which one was your favorite to get fucked by? Would you fear for anal rupture from constant use?

by Anonymousreplies 15October 16, 2021 1:24 PM

“YOU” season 3 Official Thread!

Season 3 is here!!!! Omg I know you all are as excited as me! What will Joe be like now that he’s a father? Will Love and him try killing one another? Omg this is gonna be GOOD!

by Anonymousreplies 13October 16, 2021 1:23 PM

The "faun" type - is this a recognizable thing?

After years of thinking that I did not have a type, I have taken stock of the following people who I have always found very attractive - if not always sexy per se:

Bruce Campbell

Chris Eigemann

The young Robert Downey Jr. (the old one too, but mostly the young one)

Model Andres Sanjuan

More recently, Tom Daley

Certain porn actors such as Hunter Page and Reno Gold

Stretching a point, David Tennant

They are all pale; large/dark-eyed; have ebullient or mercurial personalities; on the petit or slender side of things, build-wise (at least originally); tend to exhibit goofball behavior; seem a combination of self-deprecating and high-maintenance with a side order of smart-ass. They also seem as if pointed ears would not be a surprising feature. (Less positively, they also tend to have PAIN IN THE FUCKING NECK written all over them.)

I have other men not in this category that I do find sexy, but the above really pushes a button for me, somehow. No idea why.

In a world of bears, otters, giraffes and other such beasts, does calling this the "faun" type seem accurate - and is it a type that does anything for you?

by Anonymousreplies 82October 16, 2021 1:22 PM

Why do so many people hate, LOATHE, Ayn Rand?

I have never really looked into her writings but when I mentioned her to a few friends (who all had degrees) over the years, they were disgusted. I think I may have bought a small book of hers years ago, it didn't strike me as repugnant.

by Anonymousreplies 0October 16, 2021 1:22 PM

Tasteful Friends, behold this East Stroudsburg, PA home

A rather interesting and unique home.....

by Anonymousreplies 48October 16, 2021 1:21 PM

Supernatural FEUD: Emotional Jared BLINDSIDED by Spinoff News

He's crying again.

Is the Supernatural bromance in trouble? Or is Jared Padalecki simply and impressively (we hope!) commiting to a Twitter bit?

Hours after the new broke that Supernatural vet Jensen Ackles and his wife Danneel are developing a prequel spinoff for The CW that will follow young versions of Sam and Dean’s parents, John and Mary, Padalecki @’ed his former TV bro, claiming that while he was “excited” by the news, he wished he didn’t first hear about it via Twitter:

When a fan contended that Padalecki’s tweet “has GOTTA be a bad joke,” the actor QT’d, “No. It’s not. This is the first I’ve heard about it. I’m gutted.”

As of 11:30 pm ET, well over an hour later, those two tweets were still up, neither retracted nor recontextualized as jokes. We’re off to bed here on the East Coast, so I am sure you will all keep us posted!

Padalecki — who currently headlines The CW’s Walker — fired off a third tweet, which has since been deleted, at Robbie Thompson, the Supernatural co-executive producer who will pen the prospective series. “Et tu brute? Wow. What a truly awful thing you’ve done,” it read. “#Bravo you coward.”

In announcing the prequel project, Ackles said in a statement, “When Danneel and I formed Chaos Machine Productions, we knew the first story we wanted to tell was the story of John and Mary Winchester, or rather the Supernatural origin story. I always felt like my character, Dean, would have wanted to know more about his parents’ relationship and how it came to be. So I love the thought of having him take us on this journey.”

Supernatural creator Eric Kripke himself championed the news, tweeting, “When @JensenAckles first told me this story, I loved it. He & @DanneelHarris & @rthompson1138 are the perfect people to make it. (The other perfect person is too busy Texas Rangering.) Thanks for carrying the torch, guys, go kick it in the ass. Proud of you.”

by Anonymousreplies 531October 16, 2021 1:19 PM

Occupations with the most insufferable people

Psychiatry has to be one.

by Anonymousreplies 271October 16, 2021 1:15 PM

Let's be an antique mall! Part II

"You're back!" Yes, i'm still the cashier, still overweight, still closeted.

Just like last time, I'll peer over my half-glasses, give an ever so slightly disapproving look at your purchase, and ask "Have you found another treasure?"

[Because the old thread neared its end and some of the shopkeepers were getting worried, and because we always have some new old stock in—well, not really, but we like to say that.]

by Anonymousreplies 74October 16, 2021 1:14 PM

Texas Man Is Sentenced For Using Dating App For Targeting Gay Men

MAN?- He looks like a 12 year old THUG. He's also got a TINY little Trump like mouth.

by Anonymousreplies 4October 16, 2021 1:13 PM

Armie Hammer

Where is he hiding?

by Anonymousreplies 3October 16, 2021 1:13 PM

Nicholas & Alexandra (1971)

Where did it go wrong?

It had so much going for it.

Great story? Check.

Great director? Check. (Franklin J. Schaffner directed The Best Man The Planet of the Apes, and Patton before he directed N&A).

Great producer? Check. (Sam Spiegel was behind The African Queen, On the Waterfront, Bridge on the River Kwai, Suddenly Last Summer, and Lawrence of Arabia)

Great costumes? Check.

Great scenery and cinematography? Check.

Great cast? Check. Michael Jayston was hot and Janet Suzman did a good job.

The supporting cast was definitely where the money was- Tom Baker, Jack Hawkins, Harry Andrews, Sir Michael Redgrave, Eric Porter, John McEnery, Ian Holm, Irene Worth, Timothy West, John Wood, Maurice Denham, Brian Cox, Curt Jurgens, Julian Glover, Steven Berkoff, and Sir Laurence Olivier.

So, eldergays, what happened?!

Note- I personally love this movie.

by Anonymousreplies 202October 16, 2021 1:10 PM

Lance Bass is a new mom!

Lance Bass and his husband Michael Turchin are parents of two! The *Nsync singer and Turchin welcomed twins — a boy and a girl — on Oct. 13.

Bass shared photos of their birth certificates to his Instagram page on Thursday, writing that the “baby dragons have arrived!!!”

“I cannot express how much love I feel right now,” he said. “Thank you for all the kind wishes. It meant a lot. Now, how do you change a diaper??! Ahhhhhhhh!”

The babies, born via surrogate, are named Violet Betty and Alexander James. Bass and Turchin have been trying to have children for years. The two told People earlier this year they went through nine different egg donors, surrogacy attempts, and failed IVF treatments.

Bass and Turchin first announced they were expecting in June with a fun, Halloween-themed Tik Tok.

In the video, the two soon-to-be-dads hear phantom cries in their house. They bring in an investigator, who says there’s “more than one,” and then a scene ripped from “The Shining” showed two silhouettes.

"Coming this fall. #TheyreComing #HappyPride #ForYourPride #TodayIsLove #Zaddies," Bass captioned the video.

At the time, Bass told People magazine he was hoping the babies arrived before their official November due date in time to be "Halloween babies."

"They have no choice but to love Halloween because I'm obsessed and they're going to be obsessed," he said. With their Oct. 13 arrival, Bass got his wish!

The former boy band member will have no problem setting a good example for his kids; earlier this year in an exclusive interview with TODAY, he opened up about being a role model to the LGBTQ community.

“I'm honored to be in that position. I've tried to be a good example of being just an average gay person,” he told TODAY. “And I've learned that just being yourself really just does help.”

Congrats to the happy parents!

by Anonymousreplies 7October 16, 2021 1:09 PM

CLOSETED ACTOR SAM HEUGHAN-PART 9

FOR THE NEWBIES. He's 41, never married, no legit girlfriends - though his PR team is pathetically pretending otherwise in SM. He pings to high heaven. The bios that stated that he was gay, and his personal old FB, have been scrubbed. The people who worked with him at English theatre and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland say the he was openly gay before Outlander.

There are pics and vids of Heughan and his rumored bf -Luke Neal- who spent over a month travelling together around the world. Sam also brought Luke to the Outlander premiere and several private parties. After this trip, the gay rumors about Sam were everywhere and Luke -an actor and writer- deleted ALL his SM and Sam went back to the closet. He wants to play Bond.

by Anonymousreplies 38October 16, 2021 1:08 PM

Several killed in Norway bow and arrow attack

Media reports say the attacker opened fire at a Coop Extra supermarket on Kongsberg's west side. Residents were ordered to stay indoors.

The suspect has now been taken to a police station in the town of Drammen, police said.

As yet police say the number of casualties is unclear, as is the motive for the attack. The injured have been taken for treatment at nearby hospitals.

by Anonymousreplies 163October 16, 2021 1:06 PM

Who did Ann Baxter have to blow to get her role in Walk on the Wild Side (1962).

I love this camp classic, but as fun as she is to watch Baxter was grossly miscast as a Mexican cantina owner in a sleepy village outside New Orleans.

Her accent is all over the place. She isn't convincing on screen for even a moment. How did she nail down this role?

The entire film is at the link below. It won't be there long so enjoy it while you can. So many homos in this film.

by Anonymousreplies 63October 16, 2021 1:06 PM

Thoughts on Darren Criss’ outfit last night?

This is what he wore to the opening gala of the The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

I…. I don’t know what to think of it.

by Anonymousreplies 40October 16, 2021 1:06 PM

‘No Time to Die’ is a FLOP

[QUOTE]With a massive $250 million production budget, more than $100 million in marketing and tens of millions it cost to delay the film, “No Time to Die” needs to gross at least $800 million globally but has only taken in $313 million.

by Anonymousreplies 95October 16, 2021 1:03 PM

Tucker Carlson Is a Fucking Disgusting Pig

I hope that everyone at DL can agree on this. If you don't, you need to seriously examine your conscience.

by Anonymousreplies 107October 16, 2021 1:03 PM

Adele Exercises Three Times a Day, Paranoid About Becoming Fat Again

[QUOTE]Experts are warning that Adele’s intense workout routine may come with long term health risks. An excess of aerobics can cause mental and emotional burnout.

by Anonymousreplies 107October 16, 2021 12:58 PM

Anyone see the new Pete Documentary?

Hope he's gearing up for 2024.

by Anonymousreplies 13October 16, 2021 12:56 PM

Megan Fox and Colson Baker (MGK) take The Couples Quiz

Omg they’re actually super cute together when you see them interact. They compliment each other. And she seems a lot smarter than she wants us to believe (something that has been said about her for years is she’s actually smart and created a hot dumb image) and he’s a lot softer than he wants his fans to believe.

LOL at him getting bothered when she says his favorite shows are all Nicole Kidman shows. He acts like it’s gonna ruin his image

by Anonymousreplies 13October 16, 2021 12:56 PM

Jan. 6 committee to 'swiftly consider' criminal contempt for Steve Bannon, others who ignore subpoenas

[quote] The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot will "swiftly consider" holding one-time Trump White House adviser Steve Bannon, and potentially others, in contempt of Congress for ignoring committee subpoenas, committee chairman Bennie Thompson vice-chair Liz Cheney said Friday.

[quote] The move came after Bannon formally advised the committee that he would be unable to comply with their requests, citing former President Donald Trump's intention to invoke executive privilege. In a letter obtained by ABC News, Bannon's lawyers said that until the matter is settled in court, they will not comply with the committee's subpoena.

by Anonymousreplies 47October 16, 2021 12:55 PM

Who Needs a Vaccine When You Have Thoughts, Prayers, and GoFundMe??????

From Part 1

by Anonymousreplies 457October 16, 2021 12:54 PM

Visconti restored

Amongst other things, the censored homasexshualist Night Of The Long Knives sequence in The Damned has been restored. Yay!

by Anonymousreplies 3October 16, 2021 12:54 PM

Your favourite melon? Do you have any interesting recipes/methods of preparation?

Cantaloupe for me, followed by honeydew. No special means of preparing them, though I do like a little bit of vanilla ice cream with cantaloupe every now and then.

by Anonymousreplies 13October 16, 2021 12:54 PM

Island House Key West

Anybody been? Anybody still go? Is it still there? I saw some pics on Instagram and it looked like a bathhouse with potted palms.

by Anonymousreplies 0October 16, 2021 12:50 PM

Jeff Bezos Interrupts recovering alcoholic William Shatner’s speech to spray him with champagne

Video at link

by Anonymousreplies 51October 16, 2021 12:47 PM

Dancing with the Stars - Season 30

DWTS 2021 Contestants - Rumored Celebrity Cast for Season 30!

It's like DL Catnip.

Hilaria Baldwin

Luann de Lesseps

Fran Drescher

LeAnn Rimes

Chris Harrison

Can you believe Dancing with the Stars is already in season 30!? The 30th season is set to kick off on ABC in September 2021, but the casting rumors have already begun!

Producers have likely been casting for several weeks/months now, and the rumor mill is swirling about which celebs might be competing this season.

The official DWTS cast list has NOT been announced, and the following celebs are simply guesses based on various source reports.

Dancing with the Stars season 30 debuts on September 20!

Click inside to see the rumored cast members on DWTS…

by Anonymousreplies 341October 16, 2021 12:45 PM

Historical Epics

What are your favorite historical epic movies?

How do you define a historical epic?

by Anonymousreplies 35October 16, 2021 12:45 PM

Halloween Kills New Teaser Trailer

Jamie Lee Curtis returns next October for what looks like a wonderfully gruesome trip back to Haddonfield. Let’s hope President Biden has America sufficiently vaccinated by then.

by Anonymousreplies 453October 16, 2021 12:41 PM

Are Muscles Worth It?

I think of all the time Arnold Schwarznegger must have spent pumping iron in the gym and now I look at his emaciated body and think, "Is it worth it?"

John Travolta admits that he had Sylvester Stallone train him to get a better body. Now I look at Travolta and I think, "Is it worth it?"

by Anonymousreplies 291October 16, 2021 12:40 PM

"The Flash": Carlos Valdes and Tom Cavanagh to Exit After 7 Seasons

Team Flash is officially down two members.

by Anonymousreplies 20October 16, 2021 12:40 PM

Lizzo wears shear dress and shows off her curves at Cardi B’s bash

She loves showing off her curves! I guess good for her. Love the color.

Her face looks pretty.

by Anonymousreplies 187October 16, 2021 12:39 PM

Dean Cain played Superman for three seasons so he is an expert

What a douche.

by Anonymousreplies 109October 16, 2021 12:38 PM

Ethan Hawke's new horror movie "The Black Phone"

I saw the trailer for this movie during Sunday's episode of The Walking Dead, and it looks GOOD!

I have a feeling this movie is going to be a hit.

It's everything you want in a horror movie.

I wish I could post a trailer, but it hasn't come out yet on YouTube.

Apparently, it has already been screened for some audiences. Has anyone here seen it?

by Anonymousreplies 15October 16, 2021 12:37 PM

Daniel Peyer

Just stumbled across this cutie. This fine-ass piece of beef just keeps getting better with age. Probably makes all the girls (and gays) squirt like super soakers

by Anonymousreplies 16October 16, 2021 12:34 PM

Was Arlene Francis considered a character actress?

What was her thing and intention on "What's My Line?" about character people when she asked if they were? Would she be insulted if you called her a character woman? It seems she was asking them if they weren't good-looking. There were some very good-looking character people as well as they really out there folks as well. Frankly, Glenn Close and Meryl Streep and DeNIro and Pacino and Hoffman are in the leading character category.

by Anonymousreplies 40October 16, 2021 12:33 PM

VPL - 2021

It's time for another VPL thread. This the place to post the latest and greatest examples. Sure helps with the Covid blues.

by Anonymousreplies 496October 16, 2021 12:32 PM

President Biden Sides With the Progressive Left Over Manchin and Sinema

[QUOTE]“We are fighting for the Build Back Better agenda,” said Rep. Ilhan Omar, employing Mr. Biden’s preferred slogan, which would have been shocking at this time two years ago when she rallied early to Sen. Bernie Sanders’ candidacy.

by Anonymousreplies 144October 16, 2021 12:32 PM

Real Housewives of MFA - Bad Art Friend III

The second thread is paywalled so only subscribers can post, so here's a thread for the poors (hmm...feeling like a Dawn right now) and for when that one is full.

As if this story isn't sad enough, there's this:

by Anonymousreplies 201October 16, 2021 12:28 PM

Up Up and Away!

Discuss your favorite pop songs from the 1960s that are not from "rock and roll" bands - no Beatles, Stones, Who, etc.

by Anonymousreplies 571October 16, 2021 12:28 PM

Let's go back to the 80s

How good were the Thompson Twins? Duran Duran? Dead or Alive? Howard Jones? Erasure? Depeche Mode?

I want to go back and relive that time in music. I was too young to truly appreciate that era.

by Anonymousreplies 351October 16, 2021 12:26 PM

George Takei & William Shatner seem to truly loathe one another…

And it looks like they will go to the grave hating one another. Why? Why won’t their feud end? They don’t have much longer left before death inevitably happens, so why not make peace and amends?

by Anonymousreplies 95October 16, 2021 12:25 PM

Matthew Mindler, former child star who went missing is found dead.

Former child star Matthew Mindler, who went missing from his rural Millersville University campus in Pennsylvania earlier this week, has been confirmed dead.

The university confirmed his death with an announcement to the student body. “It is with a grieving heart that I let you know of the death of 19-year-old Matthew Mindler from Hellertown, Pennsylvania, a first-year student at Millersville University.

“A search had been underway for Matthew since Thursday, after he was reported missing. Matthew was found deceased this morning, Saturday, August 28, in Manor Township near campus.”

The official did not disclose the cause of death or whether foul play is suspected.

Mindler costarred with Paul Rudd in 2011’s My Idiot Brother, and had just began his freshman year. He was reported missing on Wednesday Aug. 25, according to a press release from the Millersville University Police Department.

His family alerted authorities that he had left his dorm room and did not return to his room or class the following day.

Mindler’s last acting role was the 2016 TV movie, Chad: An American Boy.

Millersville University reported that Mindler went missing Tuesday evening. “He was last seen walking from his residence hall, West Villages toward the Centennial Dr. parking lot area at 8:11 p.m. Tuesday night. He was wearing a white Millersville University hooded sweatshirt with black stripes on the arm, a black backpack, jeans and white sneakers. Matt attended classes Monday and Tuesday, but did not attend yesterday or this morning,” the campus police noted.

by Anonymousreplies 61October 16, 2021 12:23 PM

Texas House Passes Bill To Bar Transgender Athletes From Women’s Sports

Texas is has lost its mind and is on an authoritarian warpath.

The bill, which largely takes aim at the ability of trans women and girls to participate in women’s sports, still needs final approval from the Texas Senate, but that body has already approved similar legislation, and passage there is considered likely.

by Anonymousreplies 178October 16, 2021 12:20 PM

Cockteasers AlphaHouseBoys accused of queerbaiting by pretending to be gay for profit

As per request:

by Anonymousreplies 99October 16, 2021 12:19 PM

What are the Best Onlyfans accounts?

Preferably guys who aren’t found in studio porn, like The Silent Real below:

by Anonymousreplies 526October 16, 2021 12:16 PM

An amazing performance in one role made you a huge star and then we never heard from you again

Jennifer Holliday as Effie

Ellen Greene as Audrey

I’m sure there are others - in film, TV, or the legitimate theater

by Anonymousreplies 3October 16, 2021 12:16 PM

TRANSPIRE - the vampire that turns you undead... and TRANS!

I just thought of this while watching Midnight Mass. How can I pitch this?

by Anonymousreplies 2October 16, 2021 12:14 PM

What are the ideal physical proportions for gays? Should tops' necks be as wide as their heads? For bottoms?

Biceps as big as the neck?

Post pics as examples.

by Anonymousreplies 5October 16, 2021 12:06 PM

Hey! Fat Whores! Ya' Wanna Feel Like a No Talent Failure?

Remember when you had hopes, dreams, and some kind of artistic ambition?

This is what it looks like when hard work and drive pay off!

by Anonymousreplies 13October 16, 2021 12:05 PM

Donald Trump becomes betting favourite to win 2024 US presidential election

Donald Trump has edged out Joe Biden to become the betting favourite to win 2024 US presidential election among some agencies.

by Anonymousreplies 31October 16, 2021 11:52 AM

Formula 1 2021 - Gather round for a hopefully COVID-free season, F1 fans

Our new anthem has arrived ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Look at the size of Mazepin’s head 🤯

Alonso is still the hottest 🇪🇸

by Anonymousreplies 118October 16, 2021 11:48 AM

Prince William slams the billionaires' space race and says they should focus on fixing Earth's problems first

The Royal said: 'We need some of the world’s greatest brains and minds fixed on trying to repair this planet, not trying to find the next place to go and live'

Agree or disagree?

by Anonymousreplies 107October 16, 2021 11:46 AM

Is Anyone Watching Ted Lasso?

I wasn't interested in this at all but my husband wanted to watch and now I am obsessed. Funny, sweet, and lots of shirtless dudes. Jason Sudekis' Ted Lasso is such a kind smart character. All the supporting characters are fantastic and the character Roy played by Brett Goldstein pretty much doesn't own a shirt and is hot as fuck.

by Anonymousreplies 442October 16, 2021 11:33 AM

Timothy Chalamet on the cover of Time Magazine

That's the thread

by Anonymousreplies 53October 16, 2021 11:31 AM

Why the New Netflix Hit Series ‘Squid Game’ is So Popular Around the World

[QUOTE]The Korean show follows Seong Gi-Hun as he and hundreds of other desperate contestants compete in violent children’s games for $38 million. Only one person can win the prize, and those who lose will pay with their lives.

by Anonymousreplies 56October 16, 2021 11:28 AM

Dateline Port Charles: Of Tremors and Treachery

Who's Got the Shake that Brings Obrecht to the Yard?

My guess? It's really recently resurrected Victor who has the dreaded Huntington's disease, not the beauteous, bereft Britta. Her diagnosis was rigged so that she could be used as both leverage and to provide the necessary motivation to persuade her liebe mutter, the divine Dr. O., to head up the shady new research project he's about to launch. Methinks villainy Vic's long-lamented love for Liesl has nothing to do with any of it, it's all about saving his own shaky bacon. So Cassadine!

Keep an eye on the hands...

by Anonymousreplies 167October 16, 2021 11:27 AM

Military concerned about Explosion of sizzling ‘Thirst-trap’ posts on TikTok 💦

For those who aren’t aware, Urban Dictionary defines “thirst trap” as “a sexy photograph or flirty message posted on social media for the intent of causing others to publicly profess their attraction. This is done not to actually respond or satisfy any of this attraction, but to feed the posters ego or need for attention.” This phenomenon has made its way onto the TikTok video-sharing platform in the form of 15- to 60-second videos, and even more specifically into the platform’s military subculture. And while the women seem to take the most heat for sharing “provocative” content, there certainly is no shortage of male service thirst trapping.

A soldier using the name John Bland, who goes by the handle @notohkayjohn on TikTok, is perhaps one of the most infamous military TikTok users. His account primarily features him partially dressed in uniform, staring off seductively while music plays in the background. In some of the more risqué posts, however, he can be seen suggestively grabbing his crotch or tugging at his underwear.

Bland has 5.1 million followers to date, but he’s not the only one who uses TikTok this way. A purported Marine Reservist, Garrett Nolan, who posts as @garett__nolan, shares similarly seductive TikTok videos. He boasts a whopping 6.3 million followers. There are an unknown number of service members across the platform in uniform thirsting, dancing, working out and sharing their life stories despite the late 2019 ban of the Chinese-made app by the Pentagon, Army and Navy. However, as it turns out, the ruling on TikTok stands that individual service members are technically free to use to the platform in non-work capacities. The ban only extends to formal military entities connected to a chain of command or formal military group, Army Col. Joe Buccino, spokesman for XVIII Airborne Corps told Military Times. “With regard to conduct on TikTok, it’s the same as conduct on any other platform,” he said. “The governing document is under regulation 600-20, which is understandably vague on this matter. However, Buccino notes, “A good way of thinking about this is if you would not say it in front of formation, you should not say it on social media.” The Army’s social media handbook in particular embraces a three-pronged approach when it comes to individual soldiers posting on social media in general: Think, type and post. “The U.S. Army defines online conduct as the use of electronic communications in an official or personal capacity that is consistent with U.S. Army Values and standards of conduct. It is important that all Soldiers know that once they have logged on to a social media platform, they still represent the U.S. Army,” the guide says. “Online misconduct is a term that describes unacceptable or improper behavior through the use of technology.” But whether or not “thirst trap” posts in uniform mark of a violation of that policy is, as of yet, unclear.

by Anonymousreplies 241October 16, 2021 11:26 AM

Linda Evangelista is now disfigured!!!

She just posted this on instagram:

Today I took a big step towards righting the wrong that I have suffered and have kept to myself for over five years. To my followers who have wondered why I have not been working while my peers' careers have been thriving, the reason is I was brutally disfigured by Zeltiq's CoolSculpting procedure which did the opposite of what it promised. It increased, not decreased, my fat cells and left me permanently deformed even after two painful, unsuccessful, corrective surgeries. I have been left, as the media described, "unrecognizable."

I have developed Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia or PAH, a risk of which I was not made aware before I had the procedures. PAH not only destroyed my livelihood, it has sent me into a cycle of deep depression, profound sadness, and the lowest depths of self-loathing. In the process, I have become a recluse. With this lawsuit, I am moving forward to rid myself of shame, and going public with my story. I'm so tired of living this way. I would like to walk out my door with my head held high, despite not looking like myself any longer.

by Anonymousreplies 292October 16, 2021 11:19 AM

GAYS REJOICE! Adele FINALLY gave us new music!

Her song “Easy On Me” is HERE!!!! Omg. I’m screaming!!!!

It’s been too long.

by Anonymousreplies 86October 16, 2021 11:18 AM

The most unpleasant men's fragrances

"Sauvage" by Dior (which is not the same thing, btw, as their old classic "Eau Sauvage," which is still being made and is wonderful) is just godawful to me, and it's one of the most popular colognes on the market.

It deserves to be hawked by Johnny Depp. It smells like some kind of Axe body spray for adult men, and if someone is wearing it you cannot get away from them because it's such a beast. It features three different kinds of pepper--who the hell likes smelling pepper in the first place?

by Anonymousreplies 74October 16, 2021 11:16 AM

The Epitome of Bi

Could you imagine having sex with this?

by Anonymousreplies 2October 16, 2021 11:15 AM

Sean Penn’s Wife Files For Divorce

Has the lovely Miss Vadge commented?

by Anonymousreplies 34October 16, 2021 11:15 AM

Eldergays, how much did you retire with?

I'm 41 and after going through FOUR layoffs in my 30s (thanks, Great Recession!) I'm probably behind where I should be. But I've finally landed in a good spot. Had a great job for the past three years at a company that's doing well and projected to continue growing. I bought my first house last year. Other than my mortgage and my car payment, I have about $2k of credit card debt and about $60k of available credit. My 401K is up to about $70k and I have $20k in checking and savings. It's quite a contrast from being in my mid 30s, unable to make my rent after my fourth layoff in as many years and surviving on $15 of groceries a week. Boo hoo. Things were rough in my 30s. Things are better now. But, that's not why you rang.

So, tell me, at what age did you retire? And what did your 'nest egg' look like? And, yes, I know everyone's needs will vary based on a host of factors from age, health, family, location and personal preferences. But entertain me and let me know how you got to retirement age and made it work. Did you plan well or did you underestimate what the cost of living would be at your age?

by Anonymousreplies 117October 16, 2021 11:13 AM

Today’s actors who could never happen in the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Golden Age executives would laugh Timothee Chalamet out of the room. An androgynous, gay baiting, devoid of masculinity actor would be unfathomable. You needed looks or talent or both but you needed at least one. Times have certainly changed. Now It seems like pretty much anyone can become famous. Are there any other actors today who probably wouldn’t happen in the old days of Hollywood?

by Anonymousreplies 218October 16, 2021 11:12 AM

Who's more vain and narcissistic? Young women or gays?

I have this AWG friend who posts pic after pic of himself on his social media accounts.

by Anonymousreplies 12October 16, 2021 11:12 AM

I'm Watching an Old Adventures of Superman Episode about Pro Wrestling

All these middle aged character actors with big hairy man boobs and showing their pits. Love it!

by Anonymousreplies 1October 16, 2021 11:07 AM

Let's Be a 1970s Variety Show!!

I'm the Bob Mackie gowns!

by Anonymousreplies 247October 16, 2021 11:04 AM

Jack Mackenroth - Trump & Covid Drove Me To Drug Addiction

Just three weeks ago, Project Runway star turned gay porn performer Jack Mackenroth came forward to allege that his ex-boyfriend—gay porn star Dolf Dietrich—had assaulted him.

Today, Mackenroth is speaking publicly again, but this time it’s to apologize to Dietrich for “lying” about him, and to admit that he’s been suffering from an addiction to methamphetamine and “large amounts of pills.”

Here below is Mackenroth’s full Facebook statement, which begins with his theory that his drug use may have “ramped up” recently “because of Trump or most certainly the COVID isolation”

I don’t typically like to post my personal issues on FB but I need to fully explain and make amends and there is one person in particular who really deserves a public apology. The truth is that I haven’t been OK for quite a while. I’m not sure if it really ramped up because of trump or most certainly the COVID isolation but I have been self-medicating for a long time. Up until this week, I can’t remember a time when I didn’t go to sleep without some sort of pill—usually abusing them.

Near the end of my relationship with Christopher Ellsworth I started using meth again and taking large amounts of pills to come down. During and after our very messy break up I was f-ed up most of the time and not in my right mind. Drugs are no excuse for behavior as there were a litany of bad decisions that got me there.

The last few weeks we were together I lied, I stole and damaged his property, I made him feel unsafe. For that I am deeply sorry. This was in the weeks leading up to my crash and burn.

After we broke up I went into a deep shame spiral. My drug use increased exponentially and therefore I needed even more downers to allow me to come down and sleep. This leads to the actual reason for my hospitalization in my post above.

I can no longer control my anxiety or sleep without depressants. I didn’t have my regular pills like Xanax or Clonazepam so my only option was alcohol (which I actually hate) but it was better than being in my own head. I was probably drinking for almost a week straight from morning to night sleeping or passing out whenever I could until my mind and body just said “no” and I staggered to ask my room mate to call 911.

This lead to a rapid detox in the hospital which was the cause of my seizure. It was scary as hell. I can’t live like this anymore and I need help. I plan to enter an inpatient rehab facility as soon as I am able and hopefully get my life back.

Again I am DEEPLY sorry for anyone I have hurt or disappointed in any way. I take full responsibility for my actions and will work to make reparations to anyone I have affected negatively. I have completely surrendered to my addictions and I’m mortified, humbled, ashamed and depressed. I’m hopeful for the future living sober and with rigorous honestly.

Wish me luck. I will definitely need help. (Btw I should get out of the hospital today or tomorrow but I don’t have a proper phone as I don’t have a SIM card so I can only use internet based apps. I’m also at Lenox Hill Hospital and I’ve been moved to room 7618D.)

Love, Jack

by Anonymousreplies 191October 16, 2021 11:01 AM

BBC Expected To Quit Stonewall’s LGBTQ Diversity Programme

Because of their pro-tranny stance...

Exclusive: The BBC is expected to quit Stonewall’s LGBTQ diversity programme.

LGBTQ staff at the BBC told me they are “super scared” by the implications of the decision, and they hope managers will change their minds…

by Anonymousreplies 122October 16, 2021 10:49 AM

Megan Fox & Machine Gun Kelly cover the latest issue of British GQ Style

They got two covers!!!

Are the Brits loving this couple? I know they’re always in the media but I didn’t realize the Brits were loving them!!!

They look fierce!

by Anonymousreplies 91October 16, 2021 10:46 AM

David Lee Roth: Why the Old Queen is Retiring expressed via Song

Apparently his performances in Las Vegas are now becoming legendary for all the wrong reasons.

by Anonymousreplies 122October 16, 2021 10:46 AM

Which famous woman would you have wanted to marry if you were straight?

Shelley Hennig for me... she's adorable! As a straight dude I'd probably say more than just "adorable", but this Gold Star Gay thinks she's just wonderful.... a former Miss teen USA, actress on DAYS, who has gone on to appear in lots of bit roles and "Teen Wolf" was her biggest show.

What about y'all? I'm curious how many of you would go for the classic gay icons (such as the lovable Liza) or the hetero lust symbols, like, idk, Miranda Kerr? is that a real-life person? lol. Think that's the right name, Victorias secret model?

Anyway, also say if you'd like to, WHY you chose this woman to be your beard...umm, I mean bride!

by Anonymousreplies 15October 16, 2021 10:45 AM

Whores, I’m sitting in the New Orleans airport at the shitty Emerald’s fake Cajun bistro in Terminal B

I’ve got a two hour wait. Think there’s a hot pilot bottom I could “board” before takeoff time? How does one go about nabing a pilot bottom on the fly? I’m an fantastic top, but suck at luring sexy pilots for a quick shag right before takeoff.

by Anonymousreplies 0October 16, 2021 10:42 AM

Which '70s actor do you wish had posed for Playgirl?

A few celebs like Lyle Waggoner, Fabian Forte, and Jim Brown bared all for the mag. Who else do you wish had showed the goods?

by Anonymousreplies 41October 16, 2021 10:42 AM

Dwayne Johnson Says ‘Fast & Furious’ Crew ‘Quietly Thanked’ Him for Slamming Vin Diesel

[quote] Dwayne Johnson revealed in a new interview with Vanity Fair that crew members on the “Fast & Furious” franchise thanked him after he called out Vin Diesel as a “chicken shit” and “candy ass” in a viral Instagram post, which revealed the extent to which Johnson and Diesel had been feuding during the making of the “Fast” movies. The feud itself has been well documented over the years. Johnson admitted regret to Vanity Fair in going public with his frustrations over Diesel, but he stands by everything he said.

candy ass? 🤣

by Anonymousreplies 52October 16, 2021 10:40 AM

The Clinton Body Bags

Presented without comment

by Anonymousreplies 19October 16, 2021 10:37 AM

Million Dollar Listing LA - Season 13.

Frederick is now in LA full time, and already making enemies.

The Brits are as cute as ever, Tracy has a boy toy, Heather has more plastic than a Chinese toy factory.

by Anonymousreplies 23October 16, 2021 10:37 AM

Can we discuss The Hallmark channel?

They run Christmas movies all fucking year long. Who thought this was a good idea?

by Anonymousreplies 49October 16, 2021 10:36 AM

America, the Richest Country

Because it denies it’s citizens a livable minimum wage and healthcare. If other country ones did this, would they be just as rich?

by Anonymousreplies 12October 16, 2021 10:32 AM

Bill Clinton Hospitalized.

Bill Clinton hospitalized in California for blood infection, spokesperson says

by Anonymousreplies 166October 16, 2021 10:19 AM

A man pulls a gun on you

You’re in your high school history class. Your teacher is a lecherous divorced man in his 40s who hits on the cute girls. He’s bald with glasses and not particularly handsome but he is tall with a good, slightly muscular build. A man with a gun enters the room and pulls a gun on you and says you have to suck off the teacher in front of the whole class.

What technique do you use? Do you want him to cum quickly? Do you swallow? Who are you secretly happy is watching and who are you embarrassed to have watching? What do you say to the teacher afterward when all is said and done and the bad man is arrested? What do you say when you testify in court? What do you say when the local newspaper wants to interview you?

by Anonymousreplies 13October 16, 2021 10:12 AM

Tasteful Friends - Medieval Chateau With ‘Remarkable’ Gardens Seeks $3 Million In Central France

I'd have it, purchase price is a mere trifle, but think of the heating costs....

by Anonymousreplies 14October 16, 2021 10:04 AM

They presented NO evidence to support their claim. SHOCKING of USA Today!

" American Academy of Pediatrics, onscreen violence causes increased aggressive thoughts and behavior as well as decreased empathy in viewers."

So are babies & toddlers watching the show?

A blurb was thrown in about some dude-looking comedian named Hannah Gadsby & trans representation & not watching Netflix on Wednesday blah.blah blah blah blah

by Anonymousreplies 1October 16, 2021 10:02 AM

Lardos Thread 18: Butterballs Niall Hogran, Lewis Fataldi, Greasy Niko of Lard Channel and their Superstan Gemma

Recap: Gemma has spent hundreds of pounds on five Blind Chubbies concerts, including a booze cruise on an icebreaker ship in December, where everyone will get wasted on 80% proof Finnish vodka.

by Anonymousreplies 1October 16, 2021 10:01 AM

Netflix's MAID .... it's terrific!

Margaret Qualley is outstanding, and so are Nick Robinson and Andie MacDowell. The only downside was the screen time the kid has. Most kids aren't very good actors, and she's proof.

by Anonymousreplies 23October 16, 2021 10:00 AM

Prince Christian of Denmark Turns Sixteen Today

What say you, DLers?

As you know, I am saving him for Princess Charlotte.

Hopefully, by the time she's ready he'll have gotten rid of the adolescent acne plaguing him right now.

Taller than his father already, and, like all four of Frederik's and Mary's children, he has bright blue eyes. None of them inherited Mary's deep brown eyes, despite brown being more dominant. He was quite blond as a baby but has grown up looking like his mother with her very dark hair.

In ten years, he and Prince George will be the big catches of Europe.

by Anonymousreplies 25October 16, 2021 9:58 AM

Bjork’s New Boyfriend

Hot. He’s a chef.

by Anonymousreplies 6October 16, 2021 9:54 AM

Good looking actors who never became stars

There's a million reasons why some people who have it all to be successful, don't seem to make it big (luck plays a huge factor), but there's no reason to not remember some of these hunky men.

Let's also add some gossip about their lives, to make things more interesting... 😉

by Anonymousreplies 515October 16, 2021 9:52 AM

American Horror Story: Double Feature - Part 2

Bring on the aliens!

by Anonymousreplies 319October 16, 2021 9:48 AM

Has Merrick Garland gone rogue?

by Anonymousreplies 92October 16, 2021 9:32 AM

Texas school administrator demands that “both sides” of Holocaust history be taught

And Republicans wonder why we call them Nazis.

by Anonymousreplies 116October 16, 2021 9:23 AM

Jack Grealish is a slutty bish ⚽️ 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🐇 🦊

Though road-married now (that Jordan Henderson’s a lucky man), England national team’s peng ting still will not be tamed.

Hopefully that turbo-sluttiness will help get us to a World Cup next year...

by Anonymousreplies 10October 16, 2021 9:23 AM

The bathroom debate: A boy wearing a skirt accused of sexual assaults in 2 Virginia high schools

On May 28, 2021 a 15 year old boy wearing a skirt sexually assaulted a 9th grade girl in the girls bathroom. After transferring to a new school, on October 6, the same boy assaulted a second girl in a classroom.

Scott Smith, the first girl’s father says the boy took advantage of the school's trans policies to get into the girls' bathrooms and assault her. Smith was removed from a school board meeting & arrested in June, 2021.

Two months after the first incident the boy was arrested & charged with two counts of forcible sodomy, one count of anal sodomy, and one count of forcible fellatio.

And in October, he was arrested again on different charges for allegedly assaulting a different girl, at a different school. He is now in a juvenile detention center.

Smith says Loudoun County schools went out of their way to protect the child - 'a sexual predator'.

Smith had been told the assailant was on house arrest, confined to his mother’s townhouse, new reports say he was wearing an ankle monitor when he assaulted the second girl.

[quote]Some parents are calling for the Loudoun County Public Schools superintendent's job after a teenage boy charged with sexual assault at one school was allowed to transfer to another school, where he was later charged in a second sexual assault.

[quote]The first attack was reported inside Stone Bridge High School in late May, where a ninth-grade girl says a boy forcibly sodomized her inside a bathroom.

[...]

[quote]Then on Oct. 6 inside Broad Run High School, another girl was sexually assaulted inside of a classroom.

[quote]Prosecutors confirm it was the same boy.

[quote]“This is not OK to allow a child that has been charged with a rape to go back into a school," Brand said.

[quote]The boy was arrested and charged for the first assault in July but released from juvenile detention while prosecutors waited for DNA rape kit evidence to come back.

[...]

[quote]The night of the chaotic school board meeting, the board was discussing the transgender and gender fluid student rights policy, which allows students to use the restroom of their gender identity, and a school board member asked the superintendent, “Do we have assaults in our bathrooms or our locker rooms, regularly? I would hope not but I would like clarification."

by Anonymousreplies 19October 16, 2021 9:22 AM

Miles Heizer Part 1

Since it appears Miles and Connor are taking a break, Miles should have his own thread.

by Anonymousreplies 10October 16, 2021 9:20 AM

“A Very Darren Crissmas”- Darren Criss just dropped a Christmas album!

Why isn’t DL listening? I thought we gays loved him!!

However, shouldn’t he have waited until at least November to drop it?

by Anonymousreplies 43October 16, 2021 9:19 AM

Survivor 41: Official Thread

It’s been over a year since we’ve last seen a group of Americans from different walks of life form a beachside society and vote each other off in the pursuit of a million dollars. Now Survivor is finally back for season 41, in what feels like a different world than when we last left things. But what hasn’t changed is the concept of the veteran reality series, now in its third decade on the air, including a group of soon-to-be-starving contestants that are already hungry to play.

by Anonymousreplies 116October 16, 2021 9:17 AM

When did you become a bitter old bottom?

For me it was after my last breakup. I was actually quite fun and positive back then. But he used me and threw me away and I became jaded and mean like all of you whores.

When did you all die inside?

by Anonymousreplies 5October 16, 2021 9:01 AM

Let's be an antique mall!

I'm the overweight closeted cashier, who when you bring up your purchase to him, peers over his half-glasses and smirks, "Have you found a treasure?"

by Anonymousreplies 580October 16, 2021 8:57 AM

A few people out here really need to grow up

I am not Boris.

I don't even know who Boris is.

A troll poster on another thread lumped me in with someone who is thought to be a "racist, transphobic, Anti-Gay Master Troll" with many 'sockpuppets.'

Just a request to leave me out of this. I think it's absurd that I am likened to or thought to be racist, transphobic, or anti-gay. I am none of those things. I also find it bizarre that anyone thinks that in addition to sharing my own recipes, good cooking techniques, menus, and recipes from some of my favorite chefs (Marcella Hazan, Anne Burrell, Thomas Kellar, etc), I am spewing racist, transphobic, and anti-gay venom.

Datalounge used to be a much kinder and civilized place for gay MEN to have fun. Now, it seems to have been infiltrated by a group of immature, unhappy, bullies who just like to provoke others and who don't deserve to be called men. Of course, this doesn't describe many of the people out here, but the weirdos seem to have the loudest voices.

Again, please leave me out of it.

by Anonymousreplies 87October 16, 2021 8:52 AM

You gotta hand it to him. He sure knows how to grift.

"The contract was awarded without a competitive bidding process; the cost, naturally, will be borne by U.S. taxpayers. Trump, of course, continues to charge the Secret Service detail for their rooms at Mar-A-Lago."

Brilliant.

by Anonymousreplies 1October 16, 2021 8:48 AM

The New Daily DOOL thread 2021(End of Summer Edition)

Keep going here since the other thread has locked up.

by Anonymousreplies 32October 16, 2021 8:46 AM

Bonnie Raitt

What does DL think of this vocal powerhouse?

by Anonymousreplies 46October 16, 2021 8:43 AM

baby squirrel in my yard

It appears to have fallen out of the tree. I moved it to the base of the tree without touching it directly. I have left messages for 3 wildlife rescue groups, but does anyone know how long the mom will generally take to come get her baby? Should I not have moved it?

by Anonymousreplies 97October 16, 2021 8:39 AM

Apple took down a Quran app and a Bible app in China on the request of Chinese officials

Jesus Christ! Literally.

What is with these tech sociopaths in the last few months just going whole hog with their capitulation to tyrants.

Apple should be ashamed of themselves. Where is the evangelical outrage? They are too busy being brainwashed.

by Anonymousreplies 7October 16, 2021 8:32 AM

Who could have played Carrie White in 1976?

Imagine Sissy Spacek wasn't available. Which other actress of the era could have played Carrie in DePalma's classic film and believably had her first period in the gym class shower?

by Anonymousreplies 173October 16, 2021 8:27 AM

Princess Beatrice, is reportedly in a London hospital

Looks like the birth of the Queen Elizabeth's 12th great-grandchild imminent.

Lovely! Hope all goes well. But, it was thoughtless of her to go into labour just now to deflect attention from the Time Magazine front cover.

by Anonymousreplies 412October 16, 2021 8:27 AM

Sean Penn’s 29 Year Old Wife Files For Divorce After 15 Months

I NEVER saw that coming! Seemed like true love!

by Anonymousreplies 43October 16, 2021 8:26 AM

American Crime Story: Impeachment Panned

Another Murphy bomb.

by Anonymousreplies 6October 16, 2021 8:18 AM

Smelling shit in uncommon places.

Have you ever been somewhere and smelled shit, not knowing where it is coming from? This happened to me a couple years ago when I went to a home tour. On the tour inside the homes, I kept getting wafts of shit smell. When I got into my car I was still smelling it. Then I look on my shoe and realized I had stepped in dog crap, which means I must have tracked it throughout some of the homes on the tour.

by Anonymousreplies 21October 16, 2021 8:15 AM

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Post any memories you have of watching this series or any behind the scenes drama you might have heard. I loved this show as a teen. It was a campier than The Next Generation, which I also loved. The characters had more fleshed out story lines but the premise stayed true to Star Trek's original vision of exploration.

by Anonymousreplies 85October 16, 2021 8:11 AM

Favorite Painting

You know what to do.

Cakes by Wayne Thiebaud, 1963.

by Anonymousreplies 245October 16, 2021 8:06 AM

Finn Wolfhard

Do you fancy him?

(New photoshoot below.)

by Anonymousreplies 43October 16, 2021 8:02 AM

Who else could have played Loretta in Moonstruck?

Yes, Cher was superb and unimprovable, but what if she wasn't available to star as Loretta in Moonstruck. Who else at the time might have played the role?

by Anonymousreplies 14October 16, 2021 7:56 AM

So why did Linda Tripp do what she did?

I just watched this weeks episode of that series.

I know people will say she was a bitch or a repug but there must have been some deep psychological reason she did what she did.

I didn't see the first couple of episodes. Do they explain it well? Worth watching or should I google and/or wait for this thread to inform me.

by Anonymousreplies 14October 16, 2021 7:54 AM

Chapter Two: Christian Diet Guru Gwen Shamblin Lara Penetrates Percy Priest!

Continue your mourning here.

by Anonymousreplies 463October 16, 2021 7:53 AM

Why did we start letting Russians into our country?

They have been enemies of the US up until the 1990's, and then all of a sudden, we started letting them come here.

Since then, they've spied, lied, connived, cheated, and scammed their way into American society.

The only reason I can think of, is because they're white.

If they were any other group of people in this world, they would have been banned because of their disgusting-ness.

Russians are filth and trash. They don't belong here.

Yet watch any reality show, and they marrying their way into this country in record numbers.

No wonder Trump won.

by Anonymousreplies 42October 16, 2021 7:52 AM

Coronavirus Megathread 10: Don’t Dream it’s Over

Creating this thread since thread 9 is almost at 600 and Sylvia hasn’t posted a new one. (Apologies Sylvia if I have overstepped)

Anyway I am starting this post with the hope that it’l be close to the last, hence the title. Here’s to vaccines, optimism and a post Delta lull.

by Anonymousreplies 157October 16, 2021 7:52 AM

Which star of the 1890s would you like to see completely nude?

Because you know the same troll is going to keep seeing how far he can go back with his OCD polls until he gets here.

by Anonymousreplies 10October 16, 2021 7:43 AM

Roxane Gay Nails Dave Chappelle in New York Times pt. 3

This toxic performance crescendos when Mr. Chappelle shares a heartbreaking story about his trans friend Daphne Dorman, a comedian, who died by suicide — suggesting that if she was fine with his comedy, how dare anyone else have a problem? The story is bittersweet and sometimes funny, and then it is tragic, and the worst part is that Mr. Chappelle is clearly so very pleased with himself when he gets to the punchline. He thinks he has won an argument when really, he is exploiting the death of a friend. For comedy. Of course, we don’t know Ms. Dorman at all; pushing back against this portrayal twists us in an impossible bind. Once more, Mr. Chappelle forestalls any resistance.

One of the strangest but most telling moments in “The Closer” is when Mr. Chappelle defends DaBaby, a rapper in the news for making pretty egregious homophobic remarks, and his fellow comedian Kevin Hart, who once lost an Oscars hosting gig for … making homophobic remarks. Both men faced professional consequences for their missteps, but neither was canceled: Mr. Hart remains one of the highest-paid comedians in the world. DaBaby has more than 43 million monthly listeners on Spotify.

At the end of his special, Mr. Chappelle admonishes the L.G.B.T.Q. community one last time, imploring us to leave his “people” alone. If it wasn’t clear from his words, the snapshots of him with his famous pals in the closing credits of “The Closer” make it abundantly clear that Dave Chappelle’s people aren’t men or women or Black people. His people are wealthy celebrities, and he resents even the possibility of them facing consequences for their actions.

by Anonymousreplies 5October 16, 2021 7:39 AM

Which 1970's Actors Would You Like To See Naked?

Randolph Mantooth-

by Anonymousreplies 16October 16, 2021 7:28 AM

Art That You Hate

Emma Van Name by Joshua Johnson

This greedy mutant child just creeps me out. I seriously doubt the artist was trying to be malicious. He just didn't have the technical skill. He was probably trying to depict a pretty, sweet young girl but instead we go this.

Please post art works that you seriously dislike.

by Anonymousreplies 103October 16, 2021 7:26 AM

Poll: Russians even More virulently Anti-Gay now than in the past

More Russians oppose same-sex relationships than they did nearly a decade ago, according to a new survey released Friday.

Russia’s independent Levada Center pollster said 69% of respondents disagreed with the statement that “adults have the right to enter into same-sex relationships by mutual consent.”

That share has grown from 60% in 2013, when Russia adopted its controversial “gay propaganda” law that banned promotion of homosexuality among minors.

LGBT activists criticized the law for further marginalizing minority groups across the country and stifling their freedoms in favor of promoting conservative “traditional values” that Russia’s leaders say are at odds with liberal Western attitudes.

NEWS Russia Proposes ‘Extremist’ Label for LGBT, Feminist, Child-Free Movements READ MORE The Levada survey showed an increasing split in how Russian society views same-sex relationships, with those in support increasing slightly from 23% in 2013 to 25%. The proportion who said they were undecided declined from 17% to 7%, following years in which the issue of LGBT rights has become a prominent part of the government’s anti-Western messaging on state television.

“In other words, public opinion on this issue has grown more polarized than ever,” Levada said.

Respondents aged 18-24 expressed the most support for same-sex couples, with 53% backing adults’ right to enter into a same-sex relationship. Some 39% held the opposing view.

As the age of respondents’ increased, support for same-sex couples declined and opposition increased markedly.

Asked about their personal views of gay people, more respondents expressed “disgust” and “fear” (38%) than in 2013 (26%), Levada said. At the same time, the share of those who viewed people who identify as homosexual in a neutral light has grown from 23% to 32% over the same period.

by Anonymousreplies 20October 16, 2021 7:17 AM

Yoga Pants prank

Hmmmm maybe I need to try this.

by Anonymousreplies 0October 16, 2021 7:08 AM

CNN's Sanjay Gupta admits to Rogan the network miacharacterized the "horse dewormer" story

CNN’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta acknowledged that the network shouldn’t have called a controversial drug being used as a COVID-19 treatment a “horse dewormer” — as he was grilled by podcast host Joe Rogan about why the media was “lying” about the medication.

Gupta was confronted by Rogan about how the network has handled its coverage of ivermectin, a drug also used to treat or prevent parasites in animals such as horses, on the Wednesday episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience.”

“They shouldn’t have said that,” Gupta said of the network referring to the medication as a “horse dewormer.”

The heated exchange over ivermectin began when the pair was discussing Rogan’s bout with the virus earlier this year.

Rogan, who is not vaccinated, said he took the drug in addition to receiving monoclonal antibodies.

“By the way, I’m glad you’re better,” Gupta told the podcast host.

“Thank you. You’re probably the only one at CNN who’s glad … The rest of them are all lying about me taking horse medication,” Rogan replied.

“That bothered you,” Gupta said.

“It should bother you too,” Rogan replied. “They’re lying at your network about people taking human drugs versus drugs for veterinary.”

“It can be used for humans! I get it,” Gupta said.

“Not just could be used for humans, is often used for humans along with all the other drugs that I took. All human drugs,” the podcast host said. “They know it’s a human drug and they lied. It’s defamatory.”

“𝒀𝒆𝒂𝒉, 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒚 𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅𝒏’𝒕 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒅𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕,” Gupta replied.

“I walked into the lion’s den and spoke with @joerogan on his podcast for more than 3 hours — vaccines, ivermectin, and much more. Friends tried to get me to turn down his invite, but ultimately I’m glad I did it,” he wrote on Twitter.

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And then he goes on Don Lemon's show and take it all back

by Anonymousreplies 37October 16, 2021 7:06 AM

Cities where TV shows are set

How do writers and show runners decide the best city in which to place a TV sitcom or drama? I mean, obviously "Dallas" had to do with oil drama, so that was a no-brainer, but others...why site "Alice" in Phoenix, or "Dynasty" in Denver, or "Mary Tyler Moore" in Minneapolis?

Is is because of some production calculus having to do with attracting certain advertisers?

Is this something that writers sit down and decide when writing a treatment?

by Anonymousreplies 83October 16, 2021 7:02 AM

Does anyone's gaydar go off on Rep. Tim Ryan?

Or is this just me really needing to get laid.

by Anonymousreplies 15October 16, 2021 7:02 AM

Megan Fox - I'm Part Of The LGBTQ Community

I'm Bisexual, which makes ME part of the LGBTQ community

by Anonymousreplies 40October 16, 2021 7:00 AM

Which '60s TV stars would you like to see completely nude?

There were so many who kept there junk carefully hidden, but which would you like see photographed without a stitch of clothing?

by Anonymousreplies 46October 16, 2021 6:57 AM

Matt Amodio is current five day Jeopardy winner with $150,000, so far!

Matt Amodio is currently a doctoral candidate at Yale University in the Department of Computer Science. His research interest is in artificial intelligence, specifically deep learning. He enjoys developing new statistical and information theoretical techniques for use in neural networks, as well as practical optimization techniques general to any learning task.

Matt grew up in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. He completed his undergraduate studies at the Ohio State University before working in D.C. for two years. He is an ardent baseball fan as well as a trivia enthusiast.

I think he is cute!

by Anonymousreplies 554October 16, 2021 6:56 AM

Matt Damon queer baiting in 2006 interview with Leonardo DiCaprio?

At 5:04 Damon suggests to DiCaprio that “we can talk about our experience in the gay club” and at 7:06 he says DiCaprio was rougher in bed. DiCaprio just laughs it off.

by Anonymousreplies 2October 16, 2021 6:55 AM

Which Old Hollywood actor would you like to see completely nude?

Nude photos of some like Burt Lancaster and Yul Brynner are out there. Any others you'd like to see naked?

by Anonymousreplies 13October 16, 2021 6:52 AM

Holiday concerts are back! I just bought concert tickets to this DL and Gay Icon.

I'm so excited!

by Anonymousreplies 14October 16, 2021 6:50 AM

This DADDY Is Hot-Enzo Fisichella

This is a scene from a soft core porno movie from the 1970's. I think of him as being older than me but this man at the time was probably several years younger than me.

by Anonymousreplies 3October 16, 2021 6:45 AM

New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland & Labrador

Have you ever visited those provinces? Know people from those places?

Tell us.

by Anonymousreplies 71October 16, 2021 6:43 AM

Alcoholics Anonymous - a cure worse than the “ disease.”

Most people abuse mind altering substances to combat emotional pain and trauma . AA and other twelve step programs will convince you it’s all your fault , and you’re powerless,and you will die if you leave the program. Thoughts?

by Anonymousreplies 143October 16, 2021 6:39 AM

Poor Little Gayling: He took my virginity and then ghosted me

I cannot stop laughing. If he ends up slitting his writs, I hope he remembers it's up the road and not across the street.

by Anonymousreplies 61October 16, 2021 6:31 AM

Social Security Increase: No, eldergays, Biden didn't forget you

Remember all the ranting on DL that despite promises, Biden has not delivered on Social Security.

SS will now rise nearly 6%

by Anonymousreplies 75October 16, 2021 6:28 AM

Madonna’s Ugly Daughter is a “Model”

Are they trolling with this?

by Anonymousreplies 97October 16, 2021 6:12 AM

River: I found out what Meghan said to Harry about Kate's golden gown.

Setting: Doria, Harry, Markle, Merchie and Lilibucks sitting around in the Monteshitto compound while the three with phones were scrolling, scrolling unaware what about was to appear on the phone screen with staff mingling in the background...

Doria: Oh Gold (as Kate in her golden splendorous gown appeared...Doria is surprised, but calm...passes the phone to Harry).

Harry: Oh Wow! (too shocked and taken by surprise to censor himself, who then passes the phone to Markle).

Markle: Oh Wow? (said disgustingly and mockingly). And then Markle without the usual security around her when she is outside walked and walked as far as she could through the garden saying she needed to meditate. And then continuing to the edge of the compound until she was alone and let out a primal scream.

Within the compound, everything has fallen silent.

Markle's mood since has been described as fractious like a fragile glass vase about to shatter.

# # #

by Anonymousreplies 130October 16, 2021 6:12 AM

31 Days of Halloween Film List

Hello All! Every year I make a #1 Days of Halloween Film List of horror movies I have not seen. Below, in no particular order is this years list!

1. Labyrinth (1986) with David Bowie, Jennifer Connolly, and Sir Michael Hordern

2. The Invisible Man (2020) with Elizabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, and Olivier Jackson-Cohen

3. Village of the Damned (1964) with George Sanders

4. Eyes without a Face (1960) with Pierre Brasseur, Edith Scob, and Alida Valli

5. The Legend of Hell House (1973) with Pamela Franklin, Clvie Revill, and Roddy McDowall

6. The Man Who Laughs (1928) with Conrad Veidt

7. The Hands of Orlac (1924) with Conrad Veidt

8. Damien: Omen II (1978) with William Holden and Lee Grant

9. Winchester (2018) with Helen Mirren and Jason Clarke

10. 13 Ghosts (2001) with Tony Shalhoub, Embeth Davidtz, and F. Murray Abraham

11. A Quiet Place (2018) with John Krasinki and Emily Blunt

12. Sinister (2012) with Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, and Fred Dalton Thompson

13. Insidious (2010) with Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, and Barbara Hershey

14. Sleepaway Camp (1983)

15. The Babadook (2014) with Essie Davis

16. Dead Ringers (1988) with Jeremy Irons, Genevieve Bujold, and Jill Hennessy

17. The Black Cat (1934) with Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi

18. Endless Night (1972) with Haley Mills, Britt Eckland, and George Sanders

19. 28 Days Later... (2002) with Cillian Murphy

20. The Vanishing (1988) with Gene Bervoets

21. The Hour of the Wolf (1967) with Max von Sydow and Liv Ullman

22. Hereditary (2018) with Toni Collette and Gabriel Byrne

23. Lamb (2021)

24. Night of the Living Dead (19680 and Dawn of the Dead (1974) (Double Feature)

25. Suspiria (1976) with Jessica Harper and Alida Villa

26. The Changeling (1979) with George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, and Melvyn Douglas

27. The Wailing (2016)

28. The Phantom Carriage (1939) with Pierre Fresnay

29. Nosferatu (1922) with Maximillian Schreck

30. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) with Werner Krauss and Conrad Veidt

31. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

What horror movies are you watching this spooky season?!

by Anonymousreplies 116October 16, 2021 6:10 AM

Gay Serial Rapist Arrested - Cops Look For More Victims

Police said Monday that Savoie was arrested Aug. 4 on suspicion of a series of sexual assaults, obtaining sexual services and voyeurism.

He remains in custody and investigators believe there may be other victims, police said.

"Savoie presents himself as a worker with young men in vulnerable situations to sexually assault them," the police release reads. "He has been in the Ville-Marie (Gay Village) borough for almost 30 years."

Savoie is 6'0" (183 cm.) tall and weighs around 200 pounds (91 kg.).

He has a shaved head and rides an electric scooter.

by Anonymousreplies 17October 16, 2021 6:10 AM

Life really does suck

And then you really do die

by Anonymousreplies 6October 16, 2021 6:10 AM

‘Halloween Kills’ Stabbing Lots Of Green With $47M+ Opening

Friday Midday Update: The theatrical day-and-date of Halloween Kills on streaming service Peacock doesn’t look to be slowing the sequel’s box office traction down. Noon estimates show the pic making $21M today, including $4.85M previews, for an estimated $47.5M 3-day. That’s 38% off from the 2018 reboot’s opening weekend (the 4th best for October at $76.2M). Coincidentally, the difference in opening weekends between 2009’s Halloween 2 and the 2007 Halloween re-imagination was also -38%. As of right now, Halloween Kills weekend is matching that of Paramount’s A Quiet Place Part II which also minted a 3-day of $47.5M over Memorial Day weekend. Hopefully turnstiles won’t slow for Halloween Kills as horror films tend to be front-loaded. One film financier phoned me early this AM and pointed out that he saw this overperformance coming given the sequel’s wild fever on social media.

Continued…

by Anonymousreplies 8October 16, 2021 6:09 AM

Jennifer Coolidge will return for WHITE LOTUS 2

It will be set at a different property of the White Lotus chain.

by Anonymousreplies 10October 16, 2021 6:08 AM

Greg here. I'm making steak tonight.

What about you?

by Anonymousreplies 95October 16, 2021 6:07 AM

What would be your dream destination to live?

Really interested if you could only stay in one area as opposed to snow bird situation

by Anonymousreplies 3October 16, 2021 6:06 AM

DL Fave Taylor J Phillips reveals freakishly large feet [Part 3]

Part 2 has been ‘Murieled’/Paywalled, and today is their Wedding, so continue here:

by Anonymousreplies 174October 16, 2021 6:06 AM

James Daly, Father of Tyne Daly

After watching an old episode of Cagney and Lacey, I read this about Tyne Daly's father James Daly, who I remember from watching Medical Center. This is truly tragic.

From Wikipedia: According to his son Tim Daly during an interview on CBS News Sunday Morning, James Daly came out to Tim as gay a decade after divorcing his wife Hope. His struggle to come to terms with his sexual orientation nearly put a rift between him and his family. As homosexuality was still considered a mental illness until the early 1970s, he and his wife tried and failed at "curing" him. After their divorce, Daly decided to limit his contact with his children out of fear that they would end up mentally ill themselves.[5]

Anyone know anything else about this poor man? I mean, we really have come a long way since then.

by Anonymousreplies 109October 16, 2021 6:00 AM

Who in the hell thought this duo was a good idea?

Two of my least favorite gays…. Elton & Lil Nas X.

Nas - your Dorothy Hamill hairstyle from 1976 looks like shit.

by Anonymousreplies 39October 16, 2021 5:58 AM

Gypsies

Why have they always had such a bad reputation? I still hear random people malign gypsies. What did they do to gain their bad reputation?

by Anonymousreplies 6October 16, 2021 5:54 AM

Tonight's Dinner!

What's on your menu tonight?

I'm making fish & chips! Happy to share the best way to make this for anyone who likes.

Crispy Beer-Battered Fish & Lemony Tartar Sauce

Chips

Coleslaw

by Anonymousreplies 10October 16, 2021 5:53 AM

William Shatner

He's going to live to be over 100 years old, isn't he?

The guy still looks and acts like he's in his late 70's and early 80's.

by Anonymousreplies 60October 16, 2021 5:49 AM

Hooking up with guys you meet at NA/AA

I have a friend who has a habit of hooking up with guys he meets at his NA and AA meetings. I like him and he seems like a good guy but that seems kind of icky to me. Some of these guys are pretty newly clean too like a month or a few weeks. I’ve never been to an addiction support group is this considered okay behaviour? It seems a bit predatory to me.

by Anonymousreplies 25October 16, 2021 5:49 AM

Home Farm: Emmerdale 2

Keep posting here.

by Anonymousreplies 60October 16, 2021 5:36 AM

God you guys are boring

NOT FOUND 😂

by Anonymousreplies 10October 16, 2021 5:33 AM

Which '80s actor do you wish had posed for Playgirl?

Christopher Atkins showed the goods. Who else do you wish had?

by Anonymousreplies 49October 16, 2021 5:33 AM

What is the one single scariest incident that has ever happened to you?

Having all four of my car tires slashed in a parking lot and never finding out who or why.

by Anonymousreplies 326October 16, 2021 5:32 AM

Look at this little feller taking it like a champ.

I don't know where he puts it all.

by Anonymousreplies 1October 16, 2021 5:31 AM

Joey Mills: former White Trash Helix Cumdumpster

Is it me or does he look like he has a touch of the downs? He has to be, hands down, one of the dumbest porn stars out there. Watching him outdo Dave’s Wavey as far as tard value? I didn’t think that could ever have happened.

by Anonymousreplies 475October 16, 2021 5:31 AM

Unwatchable First Season

What is a show that ultimately went on to become great that had an awful first season?

by Anonymousreplies 8October 16, 2021 5:29 AM

Thin Skinned Hatchet Face Zach Sire of Str8UpGayPorn “Wrote” a MEN Porn Script

Our favorite thin skinned and brain damaged *ahem sorry* brain tumor survivor, has written a porn script. MEN.com filmed it. Zach can’t stop naval gazing about having everyone’s favorite coke-bag ho Joey Mills being in it, you know because Joey is (as Zach puts it) an A-Lister. Sex taking place in a movie theater, featuring two women as well. Since we already know what a shitty writer Zach is, MEN studios seems to be perfect for him.

Gross.

by Anonymousreplies 6October 16, 2021 5:21 AM

The "Greatest Screen Legends" re-evaluation thread

Women 1. Katharine Hepburn 2. Bette Davis 3. Audrey Hepburn 4. Ingrid Bergman 5. Greta Garbo 6. Marilyn Monroe 7. Elizabeth Taylor 8. Judy Garland 9. Marlene Dietrich 10. Joan Crawford 11. Barbara Stanwyck 12. Claudette Colbert 13. Grace Kelly 14. Ginger Rogers 15. Mae West 16. Vivien Leigh 17. Lillian Gish 18. Shirley Temple 19. Rita Hayworth 20. Lauren Bacall 21. Sophia Loren 22. Jean Harlow 23. Carole Lombard 24. Mary Pickford 25. Ava Gardner

PUH-LEASE... this list doesn't make sense. #1 IS DAVIS. Audrey Hepburn higher than Monroe/Taylor/garbo/bergman = a fucking JOKE. Claudette Colbert #12 ? WTF?? especially if Natalie Wood isn't on the list. Where is Doris Day ? Bacall #20 ? no way. Sophia Loren and Mae West ? I don't think so, Why not Pia Zodora also? Who made that list ???

by Anonymousreplies 59October 16, 2021 5:17 AM

Stephanie Mills: Yes, **I** should have married Michael Jackson

"I would have protected the beautiful one"

Gurl, pull up a chair. We need to have a talk.

by Anonymousreplies 55October 16, 2021 5:15 AM

What are the logistics of a threesome?

I have a FB who wants to come over this weekend and bring a friend.

But I'm not sure how this is supposed to work, because I've only ever had one-on-one sex.

Do we stay in the living room and mess around there?

Or do we go to the bedroom and all sit on the bed?

And how do we .... commence? It all seems so complicated.

by Anonymousreplies 71October 16, 2021 5:13 AM

Dodgers pitcher Blake Treinen is now promoting 'prophet of God' who took credit for Jan. 6 riots

Blake Treinen is, on a roster full of Cy Young winners and candidates, arguably the Los Angeles Dodgers’ most consistent pitcher this year.

The 33-year-old flamethrower recorded a 1.99 ERA during the regular season, and on Monday night, he didn’t allow a hit in his one inning of work during Monday night’s 1-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants.

When Treinen gets home from his day job, he does what many others do: He posts on social media. The difference is he’s now using his Instagram, which has 14,000 followers, to promote the website of a self-proclaimed “prophet of God” who has a history of outlandish claims.

Treinen has previously reposted right-wing memes and anti-vaccine content on his Instagram. But his latest Instagram bio linkage, to a website for a Criss Angel Mindfreak lookalike named Robin Bullock, verges even further into fringe territory.

Bullock and his wife, who’s also named Robin Bullock, run a weekly live program called “The Eleventh Hour,” which has a mid-sized, extremely loyal following of some 137,000 YouTube subscribers. The husband Robin Bullock, who’s trademarked the phrase “God Is Absolutely Good,” says he’s a prophet of God.

You can judge a sampling of his claims for yourself.

Bullock believes that Barack Obama was actually removed from office in 2010, contrary to everyone else’s understanding that Obama served as president through 2016. Bullock has separately concluded that “homosexuality is a cover-up for an evangelist,” meaning a secret spirit is preventing gay people from repenting and then embracing evangelism.

Bullock also indirectly took credit for the Jan. 6 Capitol riots. He said God commanded him to “go down to the Capitol” on that day, where he ventured to the reflecting pools by the Capitol and was apparently handed a rod by another religious fellow who recognized him.

“The lord gathered a crowd around us … it was like the children of Israel backed up against the Red Sea,” he said. “... [I] commanded the Red Sea to divide. And when I commanded it to divide — which I’m talking about the Republican Party now — that’s when everything [in D.C.] went crazy,” he said, referring to the riots that ensued.

Bullock may believe that the Republican Party is “divided,” but he has far harsher critiques for the Democratic Party. He’s alleged that Joe Biden (the “jab master”) is not the real president of the United States and that God told Bullock to relay to Donald Trump that he should go ahead and retake the presidency again (most people would consider this to be a coup).

“I speak to the real president,” he said during a recent sermon. “Listen to me. Listen to a prophet of the lord. Do not wait. Your time will run out. Move now and they will have to make the time up to you.”

Bullock has prayed for “the fire to fall on the American government” and for God to “remove the fraudulent government leaders from the nation, so that the world may breathe.”

He’s concluded that Democratic Party voters are “wicked” because of the party’s generally pro-choice position. He referred to a counterprotester he encountered outside the Supreme Court building as a “satanic witch” because she was wearing a Ruth Bader Ginsburg mask.

And just last week, he said that Jesus Christ awakened him in the dead of night to give him instructions he can’t share publicly for “national security reasons” until “the time comes.”

How much of the above does Treinen co-sign? In tandem with Treinen’s other public posts, it’s a perfectly reasonable question for Treinen’s Dodgers teammates — some of whom may in fact vote for the Democratic Party and/or be pro-choice and probably do not consider themselves to be “wicked.”

by Anonymousreplies 7October 16, 2021 5:11 AM

Wrestling My Girlfriend’s Father (Literotica)

[quote] My heart skipped a beat as I suddenly felt hands touching my legs. I turned to see two of the naked men crouched behind me, prying apart my cheeks.

[quote]"Daddy," said the one to the other, reaching his fingertip out to catch the bit of Daddy's cum that was currently leaking out of my hole.

This story cracked me the fuck up. Worth a read.

by Anonymousreplies 0October 16, 2021 5:10 AM

Property Brothers ADT Home Security Commercial

#1 - I had no idea they owned the company. I thought they were just paid actors.

#2 - Are the two guys in the kitchen supposed to be father/son, or lovers? I can't tell.

by Anonymousreplies 5October 16, 2021 5:03 AM

Clarence Ross

Mr. America - spectacular muscleman of the '40s and '50s - who knows more about him? Any good pics to share? I wonder why he was never in movies? He was certainly handsome enough.

by Anonymousreplies 6October 16, 2021 5:03 AM

Who else could have played Erica in An Unmarried Woman?

What if Jill Clayburgh wasn't alive or was tied up in a Broadway show and unable to play Erica in Mazursky's brilliant An Unmarried Woman? Which actress of the era would have been able to make such an impact with the character.

by Anonymousreplies 23October 16, 2021 4:56 AM

Living in a Small Town

What’s it like living in a small town? I’ve lived in small cities before but nothing under 80,000.

by Anonymousreplies 3October 16, 2021 4:56 AM

Sex Fantasies

Have you and a partner ever acted out one of your sex fantasies? If so, what was the fantasy and how did it go? If not, what fantasy would you like to act out?

by Anonymousreplies 3October 16, 2021 4:55 AM

Actors I don't know the difference between

Bill Paxton and Bill Pullman

Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster

Lesley Ann Warren and Lesley Anne Down

Dylan McDermott and Dermot Mulroney (and sometimes Rupert Everett)

Mila Kunis and Rachel Bilson

Kirsten Dunst and Anna Paquin

Do you have any actors you can't keep straight?

by Anonymousreplies 456October 16, 2021 4:54 AM

Netflix fires trans employee for criticizing their Dave Chapelle special

Bet the people who grandstand about "cancel culture" won't mention this

by Anonymousreplies 10October 16, 2021 4:49 AM

Tell me your spooky stories DL. 🎃

It's October after all. I'm cradling a mug of pumpkin spice tea in anticipation.

by Anonymousreplies 6October 16, 2021 4:45 AM

Let's Post Movie/TV Dance Scenes From Non-Musicals

This one's from Napoleon Dynamite. I absolutely LOVED this scene when I first saw it and still get so happy when I come across it.

by Anonymousreplies 195October 16, 2021 4:45 AM

I WANT MY FACE SMOTHERED BETWEEN HIS CHEEKS

I WANT TO BE GASPING FOR AIR I WANT HIM TO SIT ON MY FACE TILL I CANT BREATH I WANT

by Anonymousreplies 20October 16, 2021 4:42 AM

Did MTG plant the bombs?

Check this out.

by Anonymousreplies 61October 16, 2021 4:41 AM

Wealthy Dataloungers: Tell us what brands, makers, sources, materials, are high quality.

For example, if one was buying flatware. I was thinking Oneida at first. But that seems too common. What would be better? Does Tiffany make flatware? Buy antique? I want the best.

But that’s just one thing. We need a list of all things prestige to know what’s what. DL has always been a good source for this type of advice. Please share a few.

by Anonymousreplies 245October 16, 2021 4:40 AM

Gen Z and bisexuality

Why are so many gen z bisexual? It's not only girls anymore, a ton of guys are openly bisexual too. Are we seeing a shift in acceptance? If so that's great.

by Anonymousreplies 489October 16, 2021 4:38 AM

Tell me about the last time you got arrested.

My last time was 4 years ago. This nasty fraufish I manager got on my case one too many times. She yelled at me. I yelled back. She told me that yelling at her was grounds for dismissal. I told her “dismiss this, you cunt!” And I stepped on her foot as hard as I could and slugged her across the face.

She looked like one of those daruma dolls that you hit and it pops back up. lol

Anyway, I was terminated and the police were called. She pressed charges and I plead out. Served 30 days in jail, another 60 under house arrest, and two years on probation. She also got a restraining order against me and I had to pay her medical bills. I’m finally off probation and the restraining order has expired.

by Anonymousreplies 31October 16, 2021 4:35 AM

Why is DL so against trans/not strictly gay people. Is it a generational thing? Is it trolls?

My (gen-z) kid was born female but felt uncomfortable with that (as did I, always, for what it’s worth), and had top surgery and now identifies as male. He’s now having testosterone injections not to be male, necessarily, but to be more androgenous. He also has a boyfriend whose pronouns are “they/them”.

I get that stuff like this triggers people here, but WHY? I’m a gen-xer who grew up with a gender binary and people making fucking Rock Hudson/gay/AIDS “jokes”. I get that life for gays just trying to exist was HORRIBLE, but why the knee-jerk hate reaction here for young people testing the bounds of gender/sexuality? (This is a serious question!)

by Anonymousreplies 126October 16, 2021 4:29 AM

DL and Gay Icon Jackie Hoffman Stars in Fruma-Sarah (Waiting in the Wings)

How delish!

by Anonymousreplies 30October 16, 2021 4:27 AM

Is LPSG just like DL?

Should I waste even more time out of my day on that site?

by Anonymousreplies 14October 16, 2021 4:27 AM

Sean Young Blade Runner Interview 1982

It’s to watch this interview in 2021 for so many reasons.

by Anonymousreplies 11October 16, 2021 4:25 AM

Darren Criss and partner expecting first child in spring

I’m happy for them. He really seems like a genuine guy.

by Anonymousreplies 11October 16, 2021 4:21 AM

DL, tell me about Laurie Anderson

Have you ever met her in person?

I've known a couple of people who've met her and they only had lovely things to say. But I also know someone who claims she is nuts, and that a lot of the "stories" she tells about her life during her performances are either highly fabricated or out-and-out lies.

She's dated Andy Kaufman and Peter Gabriel, and she married Lou Reed.

Anyone got the inside scoop?

by Anonymousreplies 10October 16, 2021 4:21 AM

One Of Us Is Lying - new teen drama on Peacock

Omg this is sooooooo good so far. They’re only 3 episodes in so far and it’s terrific. A lot of fun but dark.

The plot…

“A brain, an athlete, a princess, a criminal, and a "basket case" walk into detention - but only the first four make it out alive.”

The show is trying to figure out who killed Simon by poisoning him.

Give it a watch. It’s weekly on Peacock.

by Anonymousreplies 25October 16, 2021 4:21 AM

Celebrities who read a lot of fiction

I always like someone more if I find out they read a lot of fiction, I guess since I like doing it so much. I guess Oprah and Reese Witherspoon are two who really monetized it as a hobby (Oprah usually had very good or at least interesting taste in her choices, but Witherspoon likes mostly schlocky chick lit). And of course Barack Obama is a terrific reader, and loves very difficult novels.

Who else loves to read? Among the ones who talk about it quite often:

Laura Bush (famously)

Dan Stevens

Bette Midler (always has a novel with her on the sets of her movies, or backstage)

by Anonymousreplies 24October 16, 2021 4:20 AM

FDA panel recommends Johnson & Johnson COVID booster for people 18 and up

What FUCKING SUCKS about this entire thing is the people who did the right thing and stood in lines for the vaccine when it started back in April basically get the same efficacy as they did back then with about 74%. BUT THE ASSHOLE CUNTS who did not do the right thing get an efficacy of 94% two months after getting the first J&J shot. They benefit more for being selfish DICKS and waiting!

I took J&J back in BECAUSE it was the only vaccine available in my area and EVERYONE said 'TAKE WHATEVER VACCINE YOU CAN GET!" It should have been a two shot vaccine in the first fucking place!

This is why I sometime HATE America!

by Anonymousreplies 6October 16, 2021 4:20 AM

Pro Tennis Player Alexander Zverev

I want him in me quite deeply.

Born in 1997. Six feet six inches tall, and worth $26,000,000.

Oh, and he's hot as hell.

What's not to love???

by Anonymousreplies 8October 16, 2021 4:14 AM

Who could have starred in Postcards From The Edge?

What if Meryl hadn't been available? Who could have played Suzanne Vale, the Carrie Fisher stand-in, and held her own opposite Shirley MacLaine in the film version of Fisher's novel?

by Anonymousreplies 8October 16, 2021 4:14 AM

Let's Be Things That ABSOLUTELY RUIN a DLers Day

I'm the old lady on line ahead of him at the supermarket who pays in cash and takes coins out her purse to get to the exact amount.

Because I am old I mess up twice and need to recount the fifty-three cents, thus delaying our DLer by about 90 seconds.

He will hiss and fume all the way home where he will start a thread entitled "Elder Fraus Who Insist On Paying With Loose Change!"

by Anonymousreplies 250October 16, 2021 4:12 AM

Michael C Hall discusses his ‘Mostly Straight’ fluid sexuality

Mostly straight dudes are having a huge moment

Dexter star Michael C. Hall has been open about his sexuality, admitting he’s heterosexual “as a rule,” but he also doesn’t consider himself “all the way” straight. What did Hall say about embracing his own sexual fluidity, playing LGBTQ roles, and not quite fitting into the heterosexual box? Dexter star Michael C. Hall has been open about his sexuality, admitting he’s heterosexual “as a rule,” but he also doesn’t consider himself “all the way” straight. What did Hall say about embracing his own sexual fluidity, playing LGBTQ roles, and not quite fitting into the heterosexual box? Hall said he’s “always leaned into any fluidity” in his sexuality. “I think there’s a spectrum. I am on it. I’m heterosexual. But if there was a percentage, I would say I was not all the way heterosexual,” he explained.

He noted some of his roles required him “to fling a bunch of doors wide open,” using as an example how he “made out” with a man nightly for a play. But he said beyond that, he also craved more from men offstage than what fit into some heteronormative boxes.

“I had an appetite to have emotional connections with men beyond beer, sports, and fist pumping,” he explained. Still, he concluded, “As, a rule, I am heterosexual.”

by Anonymousreplies 145October 16, 2021 4:11 AM

Best gift places for holiday gifts

I'm planning holiday presents for my family and I think I'd like to do more than just Amazon gift cards this year. I saw a Godiva chocolate ad and was browsing the offerings but I know that Godiva has lost its cachet as "luxury" chocolate among DL's refined tastemakers. So I thought I'd make a thread and see what was currently good amongst various gift categories, like chocolate, textiles like blankets, gifty things, etc. Any thoughts?

by Anonymousreplies 32October 16, 2021 4:10 AM

According to a YouTube spot I just saw there is something called Diana the Musical

I thought we all already had enough reasons to kill ourselves.

by Anonymousreplies 5October 16, 2021 4:05 AM

Gabe Kapler still is Fine ⚾️

Dugout King

by Anonymousreplies 63October 16, 2021 3:55 AM

Taron Egerton is Ruining His Looks

Someone please make this better! What is he doing to himself? Sure, muscles are great, but look at his face! Can someone please stage an intervention?!?

by Anonymousreplies 62October 16, 2021 3:54 AM

What will become of Kyrsten Sinema?

Will she succeed in whatever it is she's trying to do?

by Anonymousreplies 11October 16, 2021 3:48 AM

Are you exhausted by drag queens?

In my coming-of-age years, they were always in the gay bars, hosting benefits, speaking out, and representing. That's great.

But now, it seems like every RuPul's Drag Race contestant floods social media with their antics, bitchfights, tired bon mots, and relentless show pormos. I've unfollowed nearly all of them. Their quips have grown cliched, their acts redundant, and they can hog a microphone at a club to drive most people out.

Who are your least or most favorite queens?

by Anonymousreplies 152October 16, 2021 3:45 AM

'Shameless' star Emma Kenney on Emmy Rossum: "If she had a bad day, she made it a bad day for everybody"

Emma Kenney is reflecting on her decade-long run on Shameless now that the hit show has ended. The 22-year-old actress, who played Debbie Gallagher, appeared on Wednesday's episode of the Call Her Daddy podcast and got candid about her relationship with former co-star and on-screen sister, Emmy Rossum.

Kenney said it "one hundred percent" felt like a sibling relationship with Rossum, 35, "in good and bad ways, to be honest."

"We were both so young, I was obviously a lot younger. There were times where she would try to be a good influence and then there were times where she'd be blatantly giving me not the best advice," Kenney told host Alex Cooper. "Maybe she was struggling with her own inner problems and taking it out on other people, but we all handle situations differently."

When asked if she felt like people were pinning the two against each other, Kenney replied, "I felt that dynamic for sure and I never understood it."

"I was 9 and she was over 10 years older than me, so I'm like why is there a weird competition here when I'm not trying to compete?" she continued. "I don't know if it was other people on set creating that, or if it was her creating it, but I know I wasn't creating it."

Rossum left the show in 2018 after nine seasons, which Kenney called "bittersweet."

"I have a lot of love for Emmy, I've known her for so long. We haven't spoken in years... but that's okay. I have a lot of love for her, and I hope that she finds her happiness," Kenney continued. "I heard she had a baby and that's beautiful and I'm sure she's going to be a lovely mother." (Rossum and husband Sam Esmail secretly welcomed a baby girl in May.)

Kenney went on to discuss how the dynamic on set changed after Rossum's departure.

"It was weird at first for sure but it also — the set became a little bit more of a positive place, I'm not gonna lie," she admitted. "I remember pre [Rossum] leaving, I'd go to set some days and I'd be very anxious about having a scene with her because if she had a bad day, she made it a bad day for everybody."

Kenney credited co-star Shanola Hampton, who played Veronica Fisher, with being "a second mom" and "big sister" on set.

"She's always been there for me, was always giving me good, sound advice," she added.

Rossum did not appear in the final season of Shameless much to the disappointment of fans, but the showrunner said it wasn't for a lack of effort on either side.

"You know, she very much wanted to, and we wanted her to. It just hit at just the wrong time with the continuing shutdown. She lives in New York, and you know, we were trying to make it work, but there were quarantine setups that were in there if she came out to LA. We couldn’t figure out how to do it in a way that would work with her schedule," John Wells told Deadline. "So, it was disappointing for everybody, and we would've loved to have her back, and she wanted to come back, but it was one of those things that couldn't get done during the pandemic."

by Anonymousreplies 27October 16, 2021 3:43 AM

Why doesn’t DeFecto attack the Fanta Menace for not going away?

DeFecto only freaks out on the Democrats who defeated he and Prima Donald when we have to mention the Godtoddler’s ongoing money scams, “kingmaking” endorsements, deluge of lawsuits, trolling Biden, promoting COVID and 2022/2024 election ambitions.

How are we supposed to “never hear about Trump again” if DeFecto can’t get the Trumpster Fire to shut his big, fat McMuffin hole?

by Anonymousreplies 135October 16, 2021 3:37 AM

Happy Birthday DL and Gay Marie Osmond! She looks great at 62 years old!

Watch the video link. She starts out with a Swing out Sister song. It's fab!

by Anonymousreplies 27October 16, 2021 3:34 AM

Amy Roloff is just amazing! She's now a chef!

She went to culinary school and is now a working chef! On top of that she's teaches cooking and will be starting her own culinary school.

Isn't that just spectacular? How excited are you about this?

by Anonymousreplies 47October 16, 2021 3:33 AM

MSNBC - Part 31

As per usual, the other thread is already paywalled but only half full.

Oh, well.

Lets try this again...

So when will Phil Rucker be putting up his Halloween decorations?? Get with the program, Phil.

We're all anxiously awaiting your Fall flair!

by Anonymousreplies 229October 16, 2021 3:33 AM

Medicare open enrollment

I haven’t been this excited since I turned 70!

by Anonymousreplies 8October 16, 2021 3:27 AM

Monaco's Charlene: in Sth Africa since 2020 & no longer wears wedding ring

On top of the freakish haircut.

So, has she left Albert and the kids? Certainly looks that way.

by Anonymousreplies 536October 16, 2021 3:26 AM

It's official Val Demings is running for the US Senate!

She's going to smash little Marco!

by Anonymousreplies 54October 16, 2021 3:25 AM

Off-duty NYPD cop shoots her girlfriend and another woman after finding them in bed, killing one of them

NEW YORK — An off-duty police officer, enraged at finding her girlfriend and another woman in bed together, shot them both Wednesday — killing the new woman in the relationship and wounding the girlfriend, police sources said.

The officer, Yvonne Wu, 31, who is assigned to the 72nd Precinct in Brooklyn, opened fire on the lovers in a home at 19th Avenue near 80th Street in Bensonhurst just after 5 p.m., hitting both women in the chest, police sources said.

The officer’s girlfriend, 23, suffered a non-life-threatening wound; the other woman, 25, was critically injured and died of her injuries, sources said.

When one of the victims called 911, the operator could hear someone in the background saying, “That’s what you get,” sources tell the New York Daily News. The 911 caller identified herself as Jenny Li, the sources said.

Medics took both shooting victims, as well as a third patient, possibly the off-duty officer, to Maimonides Hospital.

The off-duty cop was in custody, police sources said.

Theresa DiGirolamo, who lives up the block, said she heard what sounded like a paper bag popping, then saw one of the victims taken away by ambulance.

“It’s like a pop, pop, one, two, three. Then four and maybe five,” she said.

DiGirolamo said she walked to the corner, and saw medics loading one of the women into an ambulance, “her face like gray, like no life, lifeless.”

“This is a very quiet neighborhood. This is shocking for everybody,” she added.

by Anonymousreplies 25October 16, 2021 3:16 AM

The workforce is striking back. Are you one of them?

"American workers are now flexing their muscles for the first time in decades."

by Anonymousreplies 4October 16, 2021 3:07 AM

Bigfoot

Do you think Bigfoot exists? Pacific Northwest?

by Anonymousreplies 45October 16, 2021 3:04 AM

Hannah Gadsby Tears Into Ted Sarandos for Defending Dave Chappelle, Netflix’s “Amoral Algorithm Cult”

Another unfunny aspie chimes in.

by Anonymousreplies 38October 16, 2021 3:03 AM

Let's be a Bryan Singer pool party!!

I'm all of the braces in one place.

by Anonymousreplies 198October 16, 2021 3:01 AM

Christina Hendricks gives total Mad Men vibes in a retro figure-flattering dress at star-studded bash

Christina Hendricks brought on the retro style in the best way as she hit the red carpet in a look we could've easily spotted in a flashback episode of Mad Men.

The Good Girls star looked stunning as she attended the star-studded Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades Calif. at Will Rogers State Park on Saturday wearing a chic checked navy and white dress that came complete with a wide lace color and a waist tie that accentuated her waist and showed off her famous curves.

by Anonymousreplies 37October 16, 2021 2:57 AM

Did Buster Keaton Have A Big Cock

Come on eldergays. Surely you must know. What about dreamy Harold Lloyd?

by Anonymousreplies 43October 16, 2021 2:57 AM

Favorite Lesbians

Lesbians are so much more interesting than straight women.

Who are your favorites and why?

by Anonymousreplies 114October 16, 2021 2:53 AM

Remember when Josh Hawley raised his fist in support of the Jan 6th Capitol Hill attack?

Shouldn’t this guy be hauled before a committee or something? People died and he was cheering them on.

This is so anti-American. Who are his donors?

It seems that some sort of investigation is in order. Where was he on Jan 5th?

by Anonymousreplies 115October 16, 2021 2:37 AM

Does ADELE have the easiest career in the entire history of music?

Man, six years to produce a few minutes of easy-listening, that sounds exactly the same as all the other minutes of easy-listening that landed her in the history books.

by Anonymousreplies 12October 16, 2021 2:36 AM

Dating a guy with hepatitis B

Any concerns ? I’m vaccinated

by Anonymousreplies 2October 16, 2021 2:35 AM

I once had a love, and it was a gas.

Soon turned out it was a pain in the ass.

by Anonymousreplies 8October 16, 2021 2:27 AM

Shake Shack versus Five Guys versus In N Out versus Smashburger

I think 5 Guys takes them all. It's just a better burger.

by Anonymousreplies 26October 16, 2021 2:21 AM

Vicki Gunvalson Claims Ex Steve Lodge 'Used' Her: He 'Is Not What He Portrays Himself to Be'

Vicki Gunvalson may be single, but her relationship drama appears to be far from over.

Less than a month after announcing her split from fiancé Steve Lodge, the former Real Housewives of Orange County star has accused him of using her in order to gain attention and being deceitful about his dating life — claims Lodge adamantly denies.

The accusations were brought to light after Gunvalson responded to pal Tamra Judge's Instagram post, where she appeared to hint at the drama between the former couple.

"I hate to see you so sad. He isn't worth it girl," Judge, 54, captioned her post on Friday. "...You are beautiful, you are strong, you are smart! Don't let anyone tell you any different. I will be screening all guys that want to date Ms. Gunvalson in the future. New show idea: 'filling Vicki's love tank' as we drive to different cities in a FAMILY VAN in search of Mr. Right - whooping it up."

Gunvalson replied and expressed her appreciation for Judge's words, even joking about her habit of picking the wrong men.

"Thanks Tamra. Yes, I'm passing the baton on to you," Gunvalson, 59, wrote in a comment captured by Comments by Bravo. "My picker is obviously off."

Responding to a fan who requested "the deets" on what Lodge did, Gunvalson claimed: "He used me, he lied to me. He's been dating a 36-year-old and is not what he portrays himself to be. No Christian man would do what he's done."

"While sleeping in your bed running for governor, using your followers. #unfollow," Judge added.

In a second comment, Gunvalson claimed Lodge once took his alleged girlfriend to the reality star's condo in Mexico while she was out of town — which he also denies.

"He's been flaunting around my town in OC making out in public places," she wrote. "It's disgusting."

Lodge has denied Gunvalson's allegations in a statement to PEOPLE, saying that while he's disappointed in the "lies she is now spreading on social media," he wishes his ex "all the best."

"Vicki and I ended our engagement and relationship in December of 2020. I did this in person verbally and explained it to her in writing," he said. "We had not been in an intimate relationship since September of 2020. I have been living in Puerto Vallarta in my own condo, not hers since the beginning of 2021. We remained friends, but it was clear to me Vicki was still wanting more, which I told her was not possible."

"I wanted to move on with my life and I could not do that with Vicki. I'm sorry that Vicki can not accept this, but it was time," he continued. "The absolute lies she is now spreading on social media is very disappointing and disingenuous, to say the least. But I can not say I'm surprised. She should not be dragging Tamra or anyone else into her lies. With that being said, I still wish her all the best."

Gunvalson has not returned PEOPLE's request for comment.

Gunvalson and Lodge began dating after her 2015 split from ex Brooks Ayers. The former couple got engaged in April 2019 after three years together, but they later postponed their wedding due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"The time has come for Steve and I to move forward or move on and we are …. moving on," Gunvalson wrote on Instagram at the time. "There is no fault with either person, we are just going in different directions. I wish him the best life has to offer and to be happy, and he has wished the same for me."

by Anonymousreplies 37October 16, 2021 2:20 AM

Fuck every single one of you trying to shit on America

I have said it before and I will continue to say it for as long as our butthurt allies in Europe continue to talk shit. And yes, we know it's mainly Europeans who come here to talk shit.

Even though its OUR goddamn defense alliance that upholds their sovereignty, they are so demoralized by their countries' lack of influence, and so bent out of shape that the world no longer revolves around Europe (and never will again), that they can only resort to trollery as a last ditch source of civic pride.

Well those are empty calories, Europeans because America is here to stay. We are certainly never going to be surpassed by any northern European country, that's for sure.

And yes, the United States equals America. Period.

by Anonymousreplies 24October 16, 2021 2:19 AM

"Gay" porn performers that have become pussy fuckers PART 2

Cont.

by Anonymousreplies 254October 16, 2021 2:17 AM

Courtney's New Pixie Cut

Fabulous... or frau-ish?

by Anonymousreplies 144October 16, 2021 2:15 AM

Singers that no matter how the media or industry try to make them happen, they just don't.

Nicole Scherzinger is a prime example of this. From Eden's Crush to the Pussycat Dolls to trying to make it solo, yes she has had some success but not the major, prime leagues that I bet she and the industry were trying for her.

by Anonymousreplies 10October 16, 2021 2:10 AM

Catholic priests in France ‘must report abuse allegations heard in confession’

[bold]Minister reprimands top bishop for claiming the secrecy of confessional ‘above laws of the Republic’[/bold]

Catholic priests must report all child sexual abuse allegations to police, including if they hear about it in the secrecy of the confession box, the French interior minister has said after reprimanding France’s top bishop for claiming that the secrecy of the Catholic confessional was “above the laws of the Republic”.

France is reeling from the publication last week of a devastating independent report which found that at least 330,000 children were victims of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy and lay members of church institutions over the past 70 years, and that the crimes were covered up in a “systemic way” by the church.

France’s top bishop,Eric de Moulins-Beaufort, had initially expressed “shame and horror” at the report, but in an interview a few days later he sparked outrage by rejecting the commission’s recommendation to require priests to inform police of any child abuse cases learned about during the sacrament of confession.

Moulins-Beaufort, the head of the Bishops’ Conference of France, had told Franceinfo: “The secrecy of confession is a requirement and will remain a requirement – in a way, it is above the laws of the Republic. It creates a free space for speaking before God.”

The interior minister, summoned Moulins-Beaufort for a long meeting on Tuesday in which he made clear that professional secrecy – including that of the Catholic confessional – did not apply to disclosures of potentially criminal cases of sexual violence against children, which priests were obliged to report to the police and justice system.

Immediately after the meeting, Darmanin was applauded by members of parliament in the National Assembly when he said: “I told him what I say to all religions: there is no law that is superior to the laws of the National Assembly and the Senate … The French Republic respects all religions from the moment they respect the Republic and the laws of the Republic.”

Following the meeting, De Moulins-Beaufort issued a statement asking for forgiveness from people offended by his comments last week. The Bishops Conference of France said in a statement that the scale of the abuse detailed in the report meant the church should review its practises, and that work was needed “to reconcile the nature of confession with the need to protect children.”

President Emmanuel Macron, who has criticised ultra-conservative Muslims in the past for what he described as attempts to subvert French law, had asked the interior minister to hold the meeting with the Catholic bishop in order to “make sure that things are clear,” the government spokesperson said last week.

“Nothing takes precedence over the laws of the Republic in our country,” the spokesperson, Gabriel Attal, had said.

Moulins-Beaufort angered victims’ groups with his comments that priests were not obliged to report sexual abuse if they heard about it during an act of confession, a Catholic ritual used to admit to sins. His words were in line with new Vatican guidelines, released last year on handling clerical child abuse cases, which state that any crime discovered during confession is subject to “the strictest bond of the sacramental seal”.

by Anonymousreplies 19October 16, 2021 2:03 AM

Latest entrant in the Ugly Public Art universe.

What were they thinking?

by Anonymousreplies 19October 16, 2021 2:03 AM

Froy in October (2021)

Discuss the continuing saga of Froylan G and his pappi Dicky Madden...

New for today, Froy takes his first steps into the world of the insta beauty blogger. Brand new photos and video today promoting Fenty Skin as they celebrate Hispanic Heritage month.

Also on display - an entirely new voice...

by Anonymousreplies 101October 16, 2021 1:54 AM

Books on Holocaust should be balanced with 'opposing' views, school leader tells teachers

In Texas, of course. You can’t teach the truth about racism, slavery, and now the Holocaust.

by Anonymousreplies 4October 16, 2021 1:53 AM

Datalounge - what in the FUCK is going on with EVERYTHING being out of stock or unavailable?

I don't mean to sound like a crass material-craving American, but for over a year now everything we need for our house is either "out of stock" or months in the making. The refrigerator ordered in December, made in the U.S., arrived just last Thursday. Home Depot, the king of shitty, poorly made crap shows nearly every item online as "unavailable for pick-up or delivery". Just this morning I was trying to order some cheap ass replacement cushions for my patio sofa and two chairs. Just normal crap you would want to pick up in the summertime. Nothing. It's all "out of stock" or "unavailable". Whole Foods, constantly out of this or that. Out local WF has really gone to shit. Nasty bathrooms, increasingly empty shelves. Recently tried to order some basic Hanes tees that I wear under my shirts for work. I ordered from two websites. Both came back a week later, refunded my order and told me they were "unavailable". Add this to the constant, every-where-you-go excuse of "Oh sorry, we're just so busy because of COVID", or, "we close early/don't have that/can't do that because of COVID" nonsense, and none of it really adds up. Is this all due to a global supply chain issue or has something greatly shifted that they aren't telling us? People started buying more during COVID, but it's been over a fucking year now and things aren't normal . :-(

by Anonymousreplies 232October 16, 2021 1:50 AM

Why won't Lidl open stores in the West???

It's fucking pissing me of !!!!!!

by Anonymousreplies 42October 16, 2021 1:47 AM

Connor Jessup & Miles Heizer (part 42)

Over or not??

Continue here

by Anonymousreplies 142October 16, 2021 1:46 AM

Desperate To Rent Apartments In NYC People Are Engaging In Bidding Wars

Guess NYC is back!

by Anonymousreplies 1October 16, 2021 1:44 AM

My niece has announced she is bisexual

Okay, fine, her parents are cool. Her new bf is also bi and identifies in third person as "they". Both are 22. She is also going through her idealistic phase, quit wearing bras and shaving her pits and wants the world to sing kumbaya. She has her first job out of college with a psych degree as a teacher's assistant. She told her parents she doesn't like it now because work is interfering with her hobbies. She is an only child and has been spoiled rotten.

I hope this is a phase or is this fairly common for that generation? We are all rolling our eyes at her now and her parents are thinking "that's how the world works child and, yes, work interferes with your preferred activities".

by Anonymousreplies 8October 16, 2021 1:41 AM

Gene Kelly was hawt. Why did no one tell me this before?

I'd do him.

by Anonymousreplies 111October 16, 2021 1:39 AM

I've never been to a gay bar.

Am I missing out?

by Anonymousreplies 47October 16, 2021 1:38 AM

Mattress Suggestions/Recommendations

I've started looking to upgrade my mattress and did do a thread search but only turned up boxspring info, (irrelevant, have a platform). But I'm looking at various price point 'hybrid ' options that use viscoelastic memory foam and gel layers with coil technology and the price range is HUGE. Some places are all about haggling, others smaller and more straightforward in their sales and pricing but they don't tend to carry more expensive brands (although will order what you want, just not the same range as larger volume places).

How much does the brand matter here? I really loved the Beautyrest Pressuresmart, which would be about 2400.00 (although negotiated a total of almost 1800.00) I like extra firm, and have several spine and nerve issues that necessitate a really good mattress, and I'm also on the smaller size, but soft mattresses, I swear I can feel the coils.

Any advice or suggestions welcome.

by Anonymousreplies 1October 16, 2021 1:33 AM

Marjorie Taylor Greene "Why Aren't HIV Poz People Quarantined"

After all if we are quarantining people who are Covid19 Positive

Why are people with HIV allowed to roam freely?

She even compares basketball players Kyrie Irving & Magic Johnson tweeting

"The fascist NBA won’t let Kyrie Irving play for refusing a vaccine. But yet they still let Magic Johnson play with HIV.”

by Anonymousreplies 23October 16, 2021 1:31 AM

Britney- “I wish I lived in another Country because our system sucks!”

"I'll just be honest and say I've waited so long to be free from the situation I’m in … and now that it's here I'm scared to do anything because I'm afraid I'll make a mistake !!!" she began in the lengthy caption. "For so many years I was always told if I succeeded at things, it could end … and it never did !!!"

The star said she "worked so hard" and is "very happy" that her conservatorship situation is changing, but noted that "there's a lot of things that scare me!!!"

"The paps run through the trees and onto the road when I drive home and it's creepy !!!!" she explained. "And I have to drive by an elementary school … the kids are a big deal … but so am I !!!!! I don't like that they try to scare me and jump out like they do ... it's like they want me to do something crazy !!!"

She echoed that she's "fearful of doing something wrong" and said she "won’t be posting as much in a world where it's our liberty to be free."

"I haven't done anything to be treated the way I have for the past 13 years !!!" Spears said before slamming the American justice system: "I'm disgusted with the system and wish I lived in another country !!!"

"I believe any reason to find more joy in life is a good idea … and it’s no secret that I’ve been through it in the past … so I might have to do things a little differently from now on !!!" she continued. "Lord have mercy on my family’s souls if I ever do an interview !!!"

Next came another significant reveal, as the star said that "in the meantime … I’m staying clear of the business."

Spears noted that showbiz is "is all I’ve ever known my whole life … which is why this is so very confusing for me !!!"

by Anonymousreplies 11October 16, 2021 1:29 AM

Adele's New Album: 30

This is the official thread to discuss the latest era of the world's most successful singer of the past 10 years.

The previews of her new single sounds like a nice first verse.

Will she rule the charts and GRAMMYS once again?

Or, have people gotten tired of the same old, sad Adele?

by Anonymousreplies 17October 16, 2021 1:29 AM

Should I LievTo Get A Moderna Booster?

Strictly speaking it would not be a booster, but a third shot. My seconds will be 8 months old at the end of October. I could go to CVS o me Walgreens and fake them out to get shot, but I’m not really comfortable doing that? Does anyone have any idea when a Moderna booster will be approved?

by Anonymousreplies 39October 16, 2021 1:29 AM

Mattress Suggestions/Recommendations

I've started looking to upgrade my mattress and did do a thread search but only turned up boxspring info, (irrelevant, have a platform). But I'm looking at various price point 'hybrid ' options that use viscoelastic memory foam and gel layers with coil technology and the price range is HUGE. Some places are all about haggling, others smaller and more straightforward in their sales and pricing but they don't tend to carry more expensive brands (although will order what you want, just not the same range as larger volume places).

How much does the brand matter here? I really loved the Beautyrest Pressuresmart, which would be about 2400.00 (although negotiated a total of almost 1800.00) I like extra firm, and have several spine and nerve issues that necessitate a really good mattress, and I'm also on the smaller size, but soft mattresses, I swear I can feel the coils.

Any advice or suggestions welcome.

by Anonymousreplies 0October 16, 2021 1:29 AM

Britney’s Aunt says her brother Jamie “caged” Britney

Britney Spears' aunt, Leigh Ann Spears Wrather, is speaking out.

In an interview with Good Morning Britain on Friday (October 15), Leigh Ann called out her brother Jamie Spears over his treatment of her niece, referring to him as "barbaric."

“He’s barbaric. Who gets to do that to someone? She was just manipulated and used. And he wants to say he protected her?” she said. “No. He caged her! He caged her.”

She added, “He swooped in at the perfect moment, when she was at her most vulnerable, to take control. I don’t think he was the hero. I think that he manipulated the situation, and that he has benefited from this situation for [over] a decade.”

Leigh Ann discussed why the other members of the Spears family never stepped in to stop what was happening to Britney.

“I don’t know what anyone could’ve done,” she said. “I do know this: I know that if Lynne [Britney’s mom] could’ve done anything, she would’ve.”

“She wants away from Jamie, she wants to be free, she wants to get married, she wants to have kids," she said of her niece. "I don’t know if [Jamie] can be prosecuted for anything, but he needs to be held accountable.”

Britney recently put her family on blast in a scathing new Instagram post.

by Anonymousreplies 3October 16, 2021 1:28 AM

Flat Earther, anti-vaxxer Rob Skiba dies of Covid-19

A champion of the flat Earth movement has reportedly lost his battle with COVID-19.

Rob Skiba — said to have come home from a Christian-centric Take On The World conference in August not feeling well — was also a COVID vaccine skeptic, the Daily Beast reports. It was from that conference he allegedly posted a message on Facebook noting that “within I’d say 2 to 3 years or so” we’ll know whether vaccines were a solution or a problem.

“Truly, I take no joy in saying this, nor will I if I’m the one still standing,” he wrote.

CrooksAndLiars.com unearthed video of Skiba preaching opposition to flu vaccine mandates in 2012, referring to inoculations as “the mark of the beast.” He was referencing the Biblical book of Revelations. His sermon from nearly a decade ago portended right-wing ideology today.

“Gotta take the shot or else you can’t be a teacher in a school or you can’t work at CVS,” he complained.

The side effects of mandated vaccinations, according to a graphic displayed by Skiba in that video, included “counterfeit immortality” and being “cast alive into a sea of fire.”

A Facebook friend of Skiba’s reportedly wrote on social media in September that the popular contrarian had been hospitalized with low oxygen levels. Apparent acquaintances of his posted status updates in recent weeks, ending with the Oct. 13 announcement Skiba had died. A collection of social media postings collected by Daily Kos included wild conspiracy theories, shock and expressions of grief.

In addition to working as a speaker, Skiba was a filmmaker and writer. He was remembered by friends on social media for his “comical approach to very polarizing content.”

Skiba’s YouTube channel had 210,000 subscribers.

by Anonymousreplies 19October 16, 2021 1:27 AM

Halloween in Henderson

Will Wendy Wilkins walk around downtown Henderson nearly nude again? I swear last year she had a spider dangling right from....well, THERE. It was quite provocative.

One year Jo came out with NO mask and scared us all! I mean, really. We survived the flood, that was hard enough.......

by Anonymousreplies 15October 16, 2021 1:27 AM

What drama REALLY happened between Diana Ross and Mary Wilson at Motown 25?

Apparently Diana was at her biggest Diva stage, and shoved Mary Wilson? Diana claims this is a lie, of course.

I am in my 30s and have always been fascinated by this story and Diana Ross. She truly was someone who almost birthed the definition of what a “diva” is.

I always loved her though and she was the right choice to be the frontman of The Supremes.

Diana’s voice sounded shot but she looked beautiful.

by Anonymousreplies 68October 16, 2021 1:23 AM

What's up with Angela Merkel's China and Russian obsession? Was she a communist spy all along?

She made sure Germany becomes dependent on Russian gas with her NS2 pipeline. She made sure Ukraine doesn't become a NATO member. She was in favor of Germany's G5 network being built by Huawei. She was pushing for increased trade deals with China even after they refused an independent investigation into the origins of covid, after the violent break up of Hong Kong's democracy movement, after genocide and slave labor in Uyghur regions.

Even the German press is suspicious bout Mutti Merkel's real motives.

by Anonymousreplies 8October 16, 2021 1:22 AM

Texas man who used app to target gay men pleads guilty to hate crimes

A Texas man who used a dating app to target gay men to rob and assault has pleaded guilty to hate crimes, officials said.

Daniel Jenkins, 22, is the fourth and final person to plead guilty in the robberies, carjackings and other crimes in the Dallas area in December 2017.

He pleaded guilty Wednesday to a hate crime count, conspiracy to commit a hate crime count and also kidnapping, carjacking and using a firearm during a crime of violence, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Texas said.

The four men used the dating app Grindr to lure people to locations where they were robbed, held at gunpoint, and either held captive while members of the group took out cash from their accounts or were forced to drive to ATMs and take out money, officials said.

There were at least nine victims in all, officials have said.

“These defendants brutalized multiple victims, singling them out due to their sexual orientation," Prerak Shah, acting U.S. attorney for the district, said in a statement. "We cannot allow this sort of violence to fester unchecked."

Members of the group taunted their victims with gay slurs. One of the robbers wiped feces on two people among other assaults, according to court documents.

by Anonymousreplies 16October 16, 2021 1:17 AM

Homeless woman attacks teen

Crazy you can't even sit outside and eat without homeless nut jobs bothering you.

by Anonymousreplies 18October 16, 2021 1:14 AM

2022 and 2014

Will republicans take the House and Senate?

Will tRump run in 2024?

Will he win?

Will House and Senate then remain Republican?

by Anonymousreplies 12October 16, 2021 1:13 AM

Is there too much of an age difference?

What do we think of this couple?

by Anonymousreplies 4October 16, 2021 1:12 AM

Is Madison Cawthorn the Next Aaron Schock?

His politics are absolutely fascist, and he has the handwriting of a comatose 8 year-old, but he's got the right face for gays to be all over him anyway.

Will he have a long career in politics, or will he be brought down by an unexpected scandal?

by Anonymousreplies 204October 16, 2021 1:10 AM

Rolling Stones forced to retire classic song

Keith Richards has confirmed the iconic band have sidelined one of their most regularly-played songs after a concerted push by some to “bury it”.

by Anonymousreplies 52October 16, 2021 1:09 AM

If you could go back to HS what would you differently?

I'd study harder, get help with the subjects I had trouble with and do my best to actually graduate rather than drop out.

by Anonymousreplies 262October 16, 2021 1:08 AM

2X Oscar Winner Michael Caine - I QUIT

Michael Caine has officially retired from acting

He will no longer act in any movie in the future

by Anonymousreplies 3October 16, 2021 1:07 AM

Why does Brenton Thwaites have to be straight?

Why are all the hottest guys in the world, straight?

I am currently lusting after him on TNT's Titans.

His body is spectacular.

His face is gorgeous.

I'm simply in awe of him.

by Anonymousreplies 82October 16, 2021 1:07 AM

Which actor from the '60s would you like to see naked?

Playgirl didn't exist yet, but which '60s icon would you like to see in his birthday suit?

by Anonymousreplies 8October 16, 2021 1:06 AM

KiwiFarms linked to Prominent Developer’s Suicide

I really hate KiwiFarms -- and not just because of this story.

What an awful site.

by Anonymousreplies 195October 16, 2021 1:06 AM

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark

I have a thing for Danish men anyway, but he’s the best looking royal in the world, surely?

Would you?

If yes…explain how (and be precise).

by Anonymousreplies 212October 16, 2021 1:06 AM

BREAKING: Conservative MP David Amess stabbed in Essex attack

by Anonymousreplies 16October 16, 2021 1:03 AM

Trans and woke Comrades walking out on Netflix in protest over Dave Chappelle

This is early Christmas

by Anonymousreplies 62October 16, 2021 1:02 AM

Jordan Barrett

Apparently he just married a guy.

by Anonymousreplies 118October 16, 2021 12:59 AM

B12 injections

Think I fucked up big-time, missing my second one of several I have due. A quick online search tells me that if you miss a dose, the B12 level in your body nosedives and makes health problems worse. Am I going to be in pain for the foreseeable?

Basically I got so caught up yesterday, I forgot to go to the clinic. Tomorrow I need to rebook, which I’m dreading, as I know I’ll be deservedly chewed out by the practice at best and potentially asked to find another doctor at worse (the receptionists at my GP have been getting understandably more draconian and cunty since COVID!”).

by Anonymousreplies 54October 16, 2021 12:54 AM

Tiny Dicks are making a comeback!

Move aside, you size queens, because tiny cocks are in fashion again!

This gives most of you bitches hope!

by Anonymousreplies 45October 16, 2021 12:51 AM

Netflix Fires Employee for Leaking Confidential Information on Chappelle Special

Good.

by Anonymousreplies 13October 16, 2021 12:50 AM

Fancy Like Applebees

It be #1 on the Country charts.

by Anonymousreplies 117October 16, 2021 12:47 AM

New Gay British series “It’s a Sin” Trailer

It’s an 80s set AIDS drama which focuses on the outbreak and gay men in the UK.

by Anonymousreplies 421October 16, 2021 12:46 AM

Magic Mushrooms Part 2

Let's keep the love going.

Part 1 below.

by Anonymousreplies 219October 16, 2021 12:46 AM

BREAKING - Katey Segal HIT By A Car!

She has been rushed to the hospital

Story developing

by Anonymousreplies 4October 16, 2021 12:36 AM

Ocean to Ocean: New Tori Amos album drops Oct. 29

The album description translated from an Italian website:

[quote] This is the most personal work of Tori Amos: a profound album that has its roots in his first compositions. Written between March and the summer of this year in Cornwall surrounded by family, Ocean to Ocean is a universal story that is the path of when you touch the bottom and then renew yourself.For a record written in an intimate setting, the rich stylistic variation amazes , from tango to romanticism, and the expansive force of the songs that flow like a series of love letters to nearby people both present and absent. A sense of displacement, both geographical and emotional, is present in the title track, the drama of which takes place on the coasts of the United Kingdom and the United States: a song of union and love, about clinging to each other in difficult times such as those caused by the loss of a loved one (his mother) and the pandemic.

by Anonymousreplies 23October 16, 2021 12:33 AM

What are you eating for dinner on this lovely Friday night?

I literally wanted nothing, until I realized I wanted McDonalds for some reason. So I bought McDonalds for dinner, and ate that.

1 McChicken, 1 Double Cheeseburger, a small fries and an iced coffee.

by Anonymousreplies 6October 16, 2021 12:30 AM

Is The Addams Family the musical worth seeing?

It's playing somewhat near me by a very good 2nd tier musical theatre group. I saw "Once" by this group a few years ago and it was better than the touring musical that played LA. It was thrilling at times. I'm not expecting high theatre but I'm looking for some fun.

by Anonymousreplies 2October 16, 2021 12:22 AM

Hot Daddy1965 OF

He's 56 and a new OnlyFans sensation.

What safety DL?

by Anonymousreplies 122October 16, 2021 12:19 AM

Let's mix up Old and New Hollywood

Which of these actors from Old Hollywood would you like to see as a couple with an actor from contemporary films?

by Anonymousreplies 1October 16, 2021 12:18 AM

VENICE in NOVEMBER?

I've been to Rome, Milan and various small towns in central Italy but never been to Venice. Is November a good time to visit? What are the best towns nearby for day trips?

by Anonymousreplies 13October 16, 2021 12:17 AM

French in Action

Anyone familiar with this program from the 80s for learning French? I remember it being on TV as a child in the late 80s early 90s, around the time I started being really curious about languages. Found it years later and the word is that it is one of the best programs for learning French.

I'm currently making my way through it now, not super strictly, just casually watching an episode a day to see how I go. I definitely can see that if you rewatch the episodes a number of times you should get at least a good passive understanding. I'm surprised by how much I get as it is, considering they speak at a natural speed.

The tone of it is very funny too, like silly, but purposefully, and not so much that it becomes cringeworthy like a lot of language programs. I'm finding it endearing, to be honest. Only up to episode 12, so we'll see how we go. Valérie Allain is seriously beautiful too, and I'm not even into women.

by Anonymousreplies 126October 16, 2021 12:07 AM

Tori Amos’ OCEAN TO OCEAN (10/29/01)

Tori Amos will release a new studio album called “Ocean to Ocean” on October 29, 2021 via Decca Records, the company announced Monday morning. Described as “an emotional record,” the new album has the pandemic and the attack on the Capitol as touchstones, leading to “a return to the kind of introspection she recognized from her 1992 debut album, ‘Little Earthquakes.’”

Amos says in the announcement, “This is a record about your losses, and how you cope with them. Thankfully when you’ve lived long enough, you can recognize you’re not feeling like the mom you want to be, the wife you want to be, the artist you want to be. I realized that to shift this, you have to write from the place where you are. I was in my own private hell, so I told myself, then that’s where you write from – you’ve done it before…

“We have all had moments that can knock us down,” she continued. “This record sits with you where you are, especially if you are in a place of loss. I am fascinated when someone has gone through a tragedy, and how they work through their grief. That is where the gold is. When somebody is actually at that place, thinking “I’m done”, how do you reach that person? Sometimes it’s not about a pill, or a double shot of tequila. It’s about sitting in the muck together. I’m going to meet you in the muck.”

Amos’ released her second book, “Resistance,” in 2019 and her staged her musical “The Light Princess.” Nearly 30 years ago, she became the first public voice for RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network), which is the United States’ largest anti-sexual assault organization, and continues to be member of its National Leadership Council.

[quote]In spite of the various crises that have occurred since 2017’s Native Invader, Tori Amos has emerged with Ocean to Ocean, her most personal work in years – an album bursting with warmth and connection, with deep roots in her earliest song writing.

[quote]Written during the 3rd Lockdown in Cornwall this year, Ocean to Ocean is a universal story of going to rock bottom and renewing yourself all over again.

[quote]For a record written within limited surroundings, two things are remarkable – its rich stylistic variation, from tango to wide-screen romance, and the big-heartedness of songs, which run almost like a series of love letters to family both present and absent. It is, in one sense, her most Cornish record yet: the artwork says it all, with Amos shot on the cliffs, and in the caves on the county’s south west shores.

by Anonymousreplies 17October 15, 2021 11:47 PM

DonkeyDick - It's a Swinger Alright

He has a OnlyFans.

by Anonymousreplies 16October 15, 2021 11:47 PM

Anne Hathaway Looks OLD

I'm watching her in Modern Love. She looks like an OLDER woman already and she's only 38 years old. I NEVER liked her anyway. I was so pleased that the NYT like everyone of the major characters in The Devil Wears Prada except her.

I never cared for her sunny cross eyed self. She's probably not so sunny anymore now that she's looking like an older woman.

by Anonymousreplies 7October 15, 2021 11:45 PM

Do you think Diet Coke is actually bad for you? Really bad?

I guess aspartame more broadly, not just Diet Coke.

Obviously it's not good for you and is totally necessary, but is it as awful as some surmise? I mean, I see some people drink a lot and they don't seem to be worse off for it.

Has anyone who used to drink a lot quit and felt better?

by Anonymousreplies 216October 15, 2021 11:42 PM

Movies to Watch if You Want to See Matt Damon’s Ass

[quote] i didn’t think there would be this many but i’m not gonna act like i’m mad about it

The Martian doesn't count because it was an ass double. Behind the Candelabra is not mentioned apparently because it didn't receive a US theatrical release.

by Anonymousreplies 6October 15, 2021 11:42 PM

WHET that Dutton woman?

When is she coming back to Springfield? I'm sure she'd love to see Jarsh.

by Anonymousreplies 162October 15, 2021 11:40 PM

Buttigieg faces test as supply chains falter

WASHINGTON — As the White House struggles to repair the nation’s broken supply chains ahead of the holiday shopping rush, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is facing his first major test as a Cabinet secretary.

On Wednesday, President Biden announced a plan to ease supply chain bottlenecks by keeping the Port of Los Angeles, which accounts for nearly half of all shipping containers entering the U.S., operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“If federal support is needed, I will direct all appropriate action. And if the private sector doesn’t step up, we’re going to call them out and ask them to act,” Biden said during remarks delivered from the White House.

“The bottom line, we’ve seen the cost of inaction in the pandemic,” the president added as Buttigieg looked on. “It is fully within our capacity to act, to make sure it never happens again. It’s going to take a little time, that we’ve unlocked the full might and dynamism of our people.”

​​Over the past several months Buttigieg has been tasked with coordinating with private companies across the trade and transportation sector to try to alleviate the backlog at the nation’s ports. Biden has voiced his resounding support of Buttigieg in his capacity as secretary, thanking him as a key negotiator during his remarks Wednesday.

Since his appointment to head the Department of Transportation, Buttigieg, the former South Bend, Ind., mayor turned presidential candidate, has largely steered clear of controversy and scrutiny. But with the nation’s supply chains backed up as the economy emerges from the coronavirus pandemic, he has come in for blistering criticism from Republicans.

“Pete Buttigieg is completely unqualified to handle the supply chain crisis. The only reason he's the Secretary of Transportation is because he endorsed Joe Biden. Even Pete knows it,” frequent Biden critic Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., tweeted Wednesday.

Last week, with the fate of the president’s Build Back Better infrastructure plan in doubt, Biden appointed Buttigieg to co-chair a Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo to address the backlog at the ports. And on Wednesday, Buttigieg joined Vice President Kamala Harris and senior economic adviser Brian Deese in a virtual roundtable with relevant sector contributors.

But the Transportation Department had already spent months attempting to tackle backlog issues at the California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. In July, Buttigieg hosted another roundtable that focused on how increased consumer demand would affect already overburdened supply chains. Yet actual solutions proved somewhat elusive.

“For our economy to fully recover, we now need our vital supply chains to operate smoothly and without avoidable congestion,” Buttigieg said at the time.

While the U.S. economic picture continued to brighten heading into the fall, the spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus kept demand at a modest pace. Yet shipping logjams persisted.

An effective television surrogate for the administration, Buttigieg said in a Wednesday morning appearance on CNN that the White House was committed to repairing the nation’s overburdened supply chains. He also shifted some of the blame to Congress.

"We are relying on supply chains that were built generations ago. It's one of the reasons why this entire year we have been talking about and working on infrastructure and are eager to see Congress act to get this infrastructure deal through,” Buttigieg said, adding, "That's what the president has directed us to do, and that's part of why we're gathering right here at the White House with leaders from the ports of L.A. and Long Beach, labor leaders and the private-sector companies that, you know, the FedExes, UPSes, Walmarts, others who play that role on everything that happens between when something arrives on a ship and when it gets to the shelves so you can get it to your home."

by Anonymousreplies 49October 15, 2021 11:37 PM

WING DING- The Lucy Show

This musical scene was from the Lucy Show- 1965. The three men singing look like three PAUL LYNDES in training. And the next number they're all dressed like the male characters from Gilligan's Island.

by Anonymousreplies 12October 15, 2021 11:18 PM

The GOLDEN GLOBES are DEAD TO ME!

2022 Ceremony Cancelled by NBC!

by Anonymousreplies 178October 15, 2021 11:11 PM

Fred Ward and Kevin Bacon Make My Dick Twitch

Mmmmm momma likey a lot! I definitely would lift my caftan for their musky hairy chests just glistening in the desert sun. I wouldn’t mind playing with their graboids. They could stick to me like white on rice!

by Anonymousreplies 5October 15, 2021 11:10 PM

RJ King & Charlie Knepper: Models in wuv

DL fave Charlie Knepper and his boyfriend now have a YouTube channel where they post their inane, eye roll-inducing, and disgustingly sweet videos.

The cynical, borderline eldergay in me is nauseated by their youthful stupidity, but at the same time, they seem really cute together and the stunted romantic in me kinda loves it.

What say you heartless bitches? Yay or nay?

by Anonymousreplies 258October 15, 2021 11:08 PM

Why Football is so Hot, Part 2 🏈

Football and its hotness is back!

by Anonymousreplies 395October 15, 2021 11:05 PM

Serious question :(

My dick curves down (no, I don't have Peyronie's Disease, I've had it like this my whole life) when it's hard. While fucking it's not impossible, it definitely limits my positions. When topping, it's annoying sometimes to not be able to fuck missionary, or getting in a weird/uncomfortable position to do it. Are there any surgeries, treatments, exercises that can be used to straighten your cock?

Oh, boo-hoo; yes, we all are hoes. Don't you lie.

by Anonymousreplies 25October 15, 2021 10:56 PM

Jamie Lee Curtis and Ryan Murphy to produce biopic of gay LA Dodger Glenn Burke

Meh. He will probably shoehorn Darren Criss into the role somehow.

by Anonymousreplies 2October 15, 2021 10:49 PM

Janeane Garofalo

Celebrate the queen.

If you know her, met her, worked with her, or performed with her, share your stories here.

by Anonymousreplies 57October 15, 2021 10:48 PM

Do You Shave Your Pubic Hair

The majority of men today do. Are you part of this group?

by Anonymousreplies 92October 15, 2021 10:47 PM

Timothée as Wonka - first picture

Kill it with fire!

by Anonymousreplies 91October 15, 2021 10:46 PM

I'm the Elder Gay with the 92-year-old mother. Any hints for aging?

She goes to the nephrologist every 3 months and I eagle eye her blood tests. I also take her to her Cardiologist, her Orthopedist, her PCP and coordinate all her blood work. After ten years, I have found some odd little things.

by Anonymousreplies 2October 15, 2021 10:40 PM

The American Bumblebee is Nearing Extinction

[QUOTE]Dwindling populations of the American bumblebee and their disappearance from eight states has led to calls for their protection as an Endangered Species. Bumblebees have decreased by 89% over the last two decades.

by Anonymousreplies 12October 15, 2021 10:31 PM

More cantilevering

I’m not going in there. You go in there.

by Anonymousreplies 26October 15, 2021 10:26 PM

Eldergays, did any of you do a reverse mortgage?

If so, would you be willing to share the circumstances that led to you considering one and how (so far) it has worked out for you? My mom is going to be retiring sometime in the next few years and with my dad's recent passing, I've been helping her out with several things -- including consultations with certified financial planners. One CFP mentioned that a reverse mortgage MAY be one of the scenarios she'd help my mom map out for how she could remain in her current home at retirement and maintain positive cashflow. Her house is estimated to be worth about $1.3 million (though, here in crazy California, its value will likely be higher when she retires in 3-4 years) and her she owes $375k on the mortgage.

I should note, the CFP said that, generally, she doesn't recommend reverse mortgages, but in some cases, depending upon the client's personal circumstances, it can be a viable option worth considering.

by Anonymousreplies 0October 15, 2021 10:24 PM

Employer records employee using camera disguised as a USB charger then blames it on son.

It's funny that people think they can get away with this.

by Anonymousreplies 4October 15, 2021 10:16 PM

DL Fave Adam Kinzinger voted against the Equality Act

Remember that he’s a Republican next time you defend him against his GOP critics and ignorant family members. He’s not a Democrat in disguise.

by Anonymousreplies 68October 15, 2021 10:14 PM

"Caught in Bed With Another....." Does This Really Happen in Real Life?

It's a common thing in movies, tv, and of course, porn. A wife is having an affair in her home and her husband comes home early and finds them in bed. Maybe it's me but if I was having an affair in my home I would be hypervigilant to the sounds of cars approaching the house, etc.

by Anonymousreplies 16October 15, 2021 10:14 PM

Abortion is hilarious!

How would you make your abortion a fun time for all?

by Anonymousreplies 1October 15, 2021 10:04 PM

Eldergays, Tell me about Douglass Watson

Everyone's favorite father figure. Patient, understanding and accepting. The ideal father figure for so many of us growing up.

Even when he was pissed off at or divorced from Rachel, he was still loving and generous with her children. If only every father (and step-father) was so perfect!

Share your Douglass Watson memories .

by Anonymousreplies 321October 15, 2021 9:48 PM

DWTS Season 30- Who will take home the mirror ball?

Jo Jo? The Miz? Not you Kenya!

by Anonymousreplies 2October 15, 2021 9:47 PM

Have you ever had and lost a friend to extremism?

...someone you really liked who gradually revealed themselves to be hateful and prejudiced in scary ways that ruined your positive connection?

Going through it now. He's basically said he won't be my friend if I don't want to discuss his views (in reality, he means agree with them). At first he'd make small nasty comments here and there that I would try to calmly disagree with or ignore. There was bitterness in him, but I knew he'd been isolated for a long time. I recently reached a point where I was getting uncomfortable hearing his views more and more - he started going into 20 minute monologues as if he was giving a sermon, and making sweeping statements that were just ugly - and I had to ask him if we could sidestep the subject....but then he got his back up, told me he was trying to help me "see reality" and doubled-down. He accused me of trying to silence him. Now he's decided I'm not a real friend at all.

It hurts a lot to think that months of friendship aren't more important than whether or not I agree with his conspiracy theories. Seeing him disregard me completely and purposefully monologue as I stand there sadly saying "please....stop" was the wake-up call.

Thanks a lot FOX and all the anti-vaxx vloggers and racist/sexist cheerleaders and various other nutcases online who play mindgames with people and prey on their fears for profit. Its wonderful seeing a seemingly decent person descend into "its them or us!!" rants and push people who care about them out of their lives.

I'd welcome hearing from those of you who lost a friend in this way and how you dealt with the confusion/general feeling of helplessness/wishing you could save them/pain over being rejected in spite of doing nothing wrong/etc.

I've always completely avoided people with views I felt could be damaging. This time I thought maybe it's not that bad and maybe he'd lighten up in time. We both needed a friend.

Guess I should have jumped ship earlier.

by Anonymousreplies 43October 15, 2021 9:09 PM

Tell Me About Baltimore

Is it a good place to live? What is the food scene like? Is the crime really that bad?

by Anonymousreplies 19October 15, 2021 9:05 PM

CNN Shows, Hosts, Reporters, etc. Part 3

Brought to you by rising media star, the handsome 6'1 26 year old Omar Jimenez!

by Anonymousreplies 532October 15, 2021 8:55 PM

It's Friday, so tell me (more) about Kate Jackson.

DL, you are wise and experienced. Please continue to share your collective knowledge of actress Kate Jackson with me.

by Anonymousreplies 196October 15, 2021 8:55 PM

Is Rebel Wilson pretty now?

Something just looks so off about her now that she has lost weight, but I can't put my finger on it. It's like she's still dressing and styling herself as a literally larger than life movie star, but it just ends up making her look like a drag queen.

Can you imagine if she went with a more naturalistic style, like cottage core Taylor Swift? Is there hope for her or is she just naturally fugly no matter what she weighs?

by Anonymousreplies 34October 15, 2021 8:40 PM

Oh God Chris Evans’s tattoos are creeping up towards his neck

He’s going to end up like Adam Levine isn’t he.

by Anonymousreplies 8October 15, 2021 8:29 PM

Barbra, Ethel, and Judy sing together!!

Eldergays have a mass orgasm!

Streisand, Merman, and Garland sing together in this video!!’

by Anonymousreplies 8October 15, 2021 8:29 PM

Humidifiers for Fall and Winter

Is everyone breaking out their humidifiers for fall and winter dryness?

Humidity in LA yesterday was an uncomfortable 30%.

I just ordered a 6-liter Levoit, but could use some suggestions for my other rooms. What are you favorites?

by Anonymousreplies 3October 15, 2021 8:28 PM

Texas House Approves Trans Bill

The Republican-controlled Texas House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday that would bar transgender students from playing on school sports teams based on their gender identities.

House Bill 25 would require that public school athletic teams must be based on students' genders on their birth certificates at or near the time of birth.

"The Texas House just voted to discriminate against trans kids and exclude them from playing sports as their authentic selves," the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas tweeted, adding that the fight against it and similar bills was not over.

The House passed the bill 76-54.

A coalition of businesses in Texas released a letter this week that opposed what it called efforts to exclude transgender youths from participation in their communities. Amazon, American Airlines and Dell are listed among the signatories.

Rep. Valoree Swanson, a Republican who sponsored the bill, has argued that it would protect equal participation of girls in school sports.

The University Interscholastic League, which governs K-12 public school sports in Texas, uses birth certificates to determine gender, but it recognizes certificates that are amended, according to its website.

Rep. Stephanie Klick, a Republican who co-authored the bill, also said it was about fairness to girls.

Democrats have pointed out that no complaints have been filed with the interscholastic league about specific transgender athletes competing in girls' sports, NBC affiliate KXAN of Austin reported.

The bill will next go to the Senate.

by Anonymousreplies 4October 15, 2021 8:26 PM

Seattle Gays, whatever you do, PLEASE don’t vote for that awful Nicole Thomas-Kennedy.

Just because Ann Davison is a Republican, that doesn’t mean Nicole Thomas-Kennedy is the better option.

Nicole Thomas-Kennedy is toxic. Please don’t vote for her. She will only cause more rising crime, more businesses leaving, etc.

by Anonymousreplies 1October 15, 2021 8:19 PM

Netflix Pulled Chris Lilly, Edited “13 Reasons Why” And Put Warning

And so on. They’re being called hypocrites in regards to the Chappell thing. What say you?

by Anonymousreplies 2October 15, 2021 8:17 PM

This QUEEN Is Married To A Woman And LOVES His Jennifer Blue

Why do people ALWAYS refer to their cars as SHE. Maybe the car is a he or intersexed or even non binary. This queen has the gay accent and he's married to a woman. I like the car though.

by Anonymousreplies 6October 15, 2021 8:17 PM

House Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenas Steve Bannon, Three Other Traitors

The subpoenas — the first issued by the select committee — compel the four to produce sought-after documents relevant to the deadly attack by Oct. 7, and then sit for a deposition the following week.

by Anonymousreplies 201October 15, 2021 8:11 PM

Eric Clapton's Covid vaccine conspiracies mark a sad final act

Bigotry and ignorance, in the age of the internet, has a way of catching up with you. And Clapton’s racism and conspiracy theories can no longer be ignored.

by Anonymousreplies 4October 15, 2021 8:07 PM

Illinois Democrats show how gerrymandering is done

Weak ass Democrats in blue states need to get some balls. I’m looking at you VA Democrats who let a bipartisan commission gerrymander the state so that it’s an even split, instead of clear Democratic majority

Illinois Dems have released their proposed 14-3 congressional gerrymander. This map is a necessary evil when Republicans will draw 2-3 times as many districts overall & are blocking Dems from passing the Freedom to Vote Act to ban gerrymandering

by Anonymousreplies 11October 15, 2021 8:06 PM

Family of Hikers - Part 4

Link to Part 3 below.

Poll to keep us busy until tox results back.

by Anonymousreplies 225October 15, 2021 8:03 PM

U.S. to lift restrictions Nov 8 for vaccinated foreign travelers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The White House on Friday will lift COVID-19 travel restrictions for fully vaccinated international visitors starting Nov. 8, ending historic restrictions that had barred much of the world from entering the United States for as long as 21 months.

The unprecedented travel restrictions kept millions of visitors out of the United States from China, Canada, Mexico, India, Brazil, much of Europe and elsewhere; shrunk U.S. tourism; and hurt border community economies. They prevented many loved ones and foreign workers from reuniting with families.

"Oh how I've missed Christmas in NY," Alexandros Koronakis, an executive with AT&T Inc in Brussels, wrote on Twitter.

U.S. allies had heavily lobbied the Biden administration to lift the rules. Many praised Friday's announcement, including Sweden's ambassador to the United States Karin Olofsdotter, who called it "very welcoming news."

White House spokesman Kevin Munoz confirmed the Nov. 8 date on Twitter, adding the policy "is guided by public health, stringent, and consistent."

Restrictions on non-U.S. citizens were first imposed on air travelers from China in January 2020 by then-President Donald Trump and then extended to dozens of other countries, without any clear metrics for how and when to lift them.

Curbs on non-essential travelers at land borders with Mexico and Canada have been in place since March 2020 to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reuters first reported Friday's announcement of the Nov. 8 starting date earlier in the day.

U.S. airline, hotel and cruise industry stocks rose on the news, including American Airlines, up 2.8%; Marriott International Inc, up 3.7%; and Carnival Corp, up 0.9%.

U.S. international air passenger traffic was down 43% in August and overall passenger air traffic was down 21% over pre-pandemic levels, the U.S. Transportation Department said Friday.

Airlines have seen an increase in international ticket sales in recent weeks after the White House announced plans to lift the restrictions, Nick Calio, chief executive of the Airlines for America industry trade group, said in a statement.

Calio said the "full reopening of international travel is also critical to reviving economies around the globe, reinvigorating communities and supporting millions of jobs in the U.S. and abroad."

The United States had lagged many other countries in lifting such restrictions.

In January, Trump issued an order to lift travel restrictions on people in Europe and Brazil. But the order was reversed by President Joe Biden before it took effect.

The Biden administration, which repeatedly has said it does endorse so-called "vaccine passports," grappled for months over whether to mandate vaccinations as a condition of lifting restrictions.

On Tuesday, the White House announced it would lift restrictions at its land borders and ferry crossings with Canada and Mexico for fully vaccinated foreign nationals in early November. They are similar but not identical to requirements announced last month for international air travelers.

Unvaccinated visitors will still be barred from entering the United States from Canada or Mexico at land borders.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) told Reuters last week the United States will accept the use by international visitors of COVID-19 vaccines authorized by U.S. regulators or the World Health Organization.

The White House, which held a meeting late Thursday to finalize the Nov. 8 date, faces some remaining questions, including how and what exemptions the Biden administration will grant to the vaccine requirements. Children under 18, for example, are largely expected to be exempt from the requirements, an official said.

U.S. Travel Association Chief Executive Roger Dow said declines in international visits since the pandemic started resulted in more than $250 billion in lost income.

by Anonymousreplies 6October 15, 2021 7:38 PM

AZ Senator Krysten Sinema hides from campaign staff in a public university bathroom

Senator Keysten Sinema is recorded at Arizona State attempting to evade her own campaign staff by running into a bathroom stall.

by Anonymousreplies 139October 15, 2021 7:30 PM

A second Facebook whistleblower says she's willing to testify before Congress

The former Facebook employee Sophie Zhang is willing to testify before Congress, she told CNN.

Zhang said she'd shared documentation about "potential criminal violations" with US law enforcement.

Zhang publicly criticized Facebook in a 7,800-word memo after she was fired in 2020.

by Anonymousreplies 21October 15, 2021 7:30 PM

Does Anderson have some kind of wasting disease?

He's developed a serious case of old man mouth. And this is with studio lighting, and a bit of makeup, so god knows what it looks like in the wild. This is a case where some lip filler wouldn't be amiss. As long as he doesn't go full Jeff Lewis with it.

Also, I know sun is "bad" but in his case, some sun would be a good thing.

by Anonymousreplies 17October 15, 2021 7:29 PM

Kevin Spacey Hired Psychologist To Examine Accuser Anthony Rapp

Kevin Spacey hired a professional psychologist to examine his sexual assault accuser, Anthony Rapp, who claims the 49-year-old suffers "narcissistic personality traits" and has an "excessive need for admiration."

In legal documents obtained by Radar, the expert outlines all the reasons they believe Rapp "generated and perpetuated a false memory" about the alleged incident with Spacey.

"Diagnostically, Mr. Rapp displays narcissistic personality traits, in that he has an excessive need for admiration, has a grandiose sense of self-importance, and believes that he is special (i.e. saved his family’s life on several occasions)," the psychologist alleges

Claiming Rapp perpetuated his allegations against Spacey because he was "apparently moved by the #MeToo movement and wanted very much to be a part of it," the expert adds, "Openly disclosing this alleged incident that occurred with Mr. Spacey became an effective vehicle to move the movement’s spotlight onto himself

The medical expert says Rapp has "enjoyed the attention, praise and sympathy his allegations have given him."

Adding that Rapp had "resentment towards closeted gay actors," the expert claims, "Mr. Spacey was just such an actor and his tremendous success made him a focus of Mr. Rapp’s resentment

Upon examining Spacey's accuser, the psychologist concludes, "Obviously, as with any civil lawsuit involving a claim of psychological damage, one cannot ignore the lure of a substantial financial settlement as a motivating factor for making such a claim either. In other words, in my psychiatric opinion, there are both external (financial reward) and internal (emotional gratification and public support) reasons for advancing Mr. Rapp’s claim against Mr. Spacey."

As Radar reported, Rapp accused Spacey of making a sexual advance on him in 1986 when he was just 14 years old

by Anonymousreplies 146October 15, 2021 7:27 PM

Moderna's vaccine is the most effective, but Pfizer and J&J also protect well, CDC-led study says

A head-to-head study of all three authorized coronavirus vaccines in the United States finds the Moderna vaccine is slightly more effective than Pfizer's in real-life use in keeping people out of the hospital, and Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine comes in third, but still provides 71% protection.

"Among U.S. adults without immunocompromising conditions, vaccine effectiveness against COVID-19 hospitalization during March 11- August 15, 2021, was higher for the Moderna vaccine (93%) than the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine (88%) and the Janssen vaccine (71%)," the team wrote in the CDC's weekly report on death and disease, the MMWR.

by Anonymousreplies 251October 15, 2021 7:09 PM

Study: Weight Loss Doesn’t Always Make You Healthier

[QUOTE]The evidence shows that being active trumps weight loss. The concept of being “fit and fat” is referred to as metabolically healthy obesity, where you’re overweight but without heart disease risk factors.

by Anonymousreplies 27October 15, 2021 7:09 PM

Want $150 Free Travel Credit?

I complained to Southwest about their multi-city flight search not working/being user-friendly via their online contact us email and they replied like I was complaining about their recent flight cancellations and they replied that they would send me $150 travel credit. So, I complained again and they replied with the same message and are sending another $150.

Hurry before they stop offering it. Just complain about something.

by Anonymousreplies 5October 15, 2021 7:04 PM

Bitcorn Soars To New Highs

Dollar worried

by Anonymousreplies 7October 15, 2021 7:04 PM

Livestreaming the Aurora Borealis from Lapland

Electron plasma from a large sun storm has reached Earth and interacts with the magnetic poles in the far northern latitudes.

by Anonymousreplies 14October 15, 2021 6:47 PM

So take a look at me

NOW.

by Anonymousreplies 78October 15, 2021 6:39 PM

No thread for the new season of Project Runway?

Is this show past its expiration date?

by Anonymousreplies 11October 15, 2021 6:36 PM

A quiz for our resident NY DLer's

What does the following names have in common: Cyrus the Great, Augustus, Nerva, Charlemagne, Louis XI, Cardinal Richelieu, Pierre D'Almeras, Franz von Thurn and Thaxis, Andrew Hamilton, Thomas Witherings, Sir Roland Hill, Heinrich von Stephan?

Without googling it.

by Anonymousreplies 37October 15, 2021 6:29 PM

Smaller Cities and Towns You Visited and Enjoyed in the US that Many People Would Scoff at Ever Taking a Trip To

Mine was Bakersfield California for a long weekend with my ex. We went to Buck Owen's Crystal Palace and had a decent meal and saw a great show, went to a very good wildlife museum/zoo that focuses on the central valley, went to the nude beach on the Kern River, ate at one of their famous Basque restaurants, and chilled at the Econo Lodge. We of course also checked out the gay bar club in town which was really hopping. And all at a fraction of the cost of San Diego or Santa Barbara.

by Anonymousreplies 161October 15, 2021 6:29 PM

Can we talk about the delicious Jaye P. Morgan? She's going to be 90 on 12/3/2021

Unbelievable how time has flown! She was the it girl and everyone's sexual fantasy especially in the 1970's. Her pussy was being munched 24/7 back then! Yummy!

Let's post gorgeous photos and videos of her. Anyone have some stories on her?

by Anonymousreplies 128October 15, 2021 6:25 PM

Fun Riddles

Doing a Halloween party with some vaxxed and careful friends. Wanted to have some funny, sexy or thought-provoking riddles at the ready. Don't fail me, clever DLers!

by Anonymousreplies 6October 15, 2021 6:22 PM

The NETFLIX / Dave Chappelle / TERF drama

At first, I was team Netflix on this, because I thought it was great that ted Sarandos is creating a template for pushing back against a lot of the trans nonsense.

But then I was like oh shit, wait. If he is creating a template, that template can be used not only by any company, but also against any cause gathering steam within that company.

And now I’m not so sure.

by Anonymousreplies 6October 15, 2021 6:22 PM

Missing Pete B.

There are ships off the coast of California that can’t unload. And pilots are quitting their jobs rather than submit to vaccination.

Isn’t Pete Buttigieg supposed to be dealing with these problems?

by Anonymousreplies 62October 15, 2021 6:15 PM

The Beatles: Get Back

This seems like it will be a really refreshing, positive new look at this old footage. I really enjoyed this sneak peek of the new movie coming in 2021. Something to look forward to!

by Anonymousreplies 37October 15, 2021 6:11 PM

Celebrities who would’ve benefitted from dying young

Brigitte Bardot

by Anonymousreplies 53October 15, 2021 6:08 PM

Another NYT VILE Recipe- Olive Oil Bundt Cake With Beet Swirl

Who is going to eat a nasty cake recipe like this?

by Anonymousreplies 39October 15, 2021 6:04 PM

Trump tells GOP officials and donors he's 'not into golden showers' and Melania didn't 'believe that one'

Former President Donald Trump closed out a National Republican Senatorial Committee's (NRSC) donor retreat in Palm Beach, Florida, on Thursday with a private speech that focused on his false claims of election fraud, took credit for reviving the GOP's "dying party," slammed Republican senators who had criticized him, and relitigated other grievance he has been nursing since losing the 2020 election, if not earlier, The Washington Post reports, citing a recording of the speech it obtained.

Trump extensively praised Chinese President Xi Jinping and touted his good relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but called his two impeachments and the investigations into his ties with Russia "all phony sh-t," the Post reports. And then, "unprompted, he brought up an unsubstantiated claim he had interactions with prostitutes in Moscow before he ran for president," the Post adds, quoting Trump: "I'm not into golden showers. ... You know the great thing, our great first lady — 'That one,' she said, 'I don't believe that one.'"

Trump also returned to his windmill fixation, criticizing President Biden's new plan to pepper the U.S. coastline with offshore wind farms and claiming — falsely — that windmills emit carbon emissions. "More goes into the air than if you ran something for 30 years," he said.

Still, it was Trump's continued insistence on making upcoming elections about him and his false complaints about the 2020 election that has GOP strategists worried, the Post reports. Trump's threats that he will urge Republicans not to vote if the party doesn't "solve the Presidential Election Fraud of 2020," as he said Wednesday, gives "everyone cold sweats," one top party strategist told the Post, pointing to the GOP's 2021 Georgia Senate losses. At the same time, the NRSC and its House counterpart use Trump liberally in their fundraising efforts — like, say, at this week's donor retreat.

It's "one thing for NRSC to send out fundraising emails using Trump's name," New York Times political reporter Jonathan Martin tweeted. "But inviting him to a fundraiser where he discusses golden showers is really maximizing the humiliation."

by Anonymousreplies 23October 15, 2021 6:01 PM

Did Jill Biden ever remove the Trumps' toilet from the WH bedroom?

I hope she did!

by Anonymousreplies 9October 15, 2021 6:01 PM

Tom Daley Comes Out - Suffering From Anorexia & Bulimia

Tom Daley reveals his private battle with an eating disorder in the build-up to London 2012. Wounded by comments about his weight from his coach Alexei Evangulov, Daley began cutting out carbs, fasting for whole days and getting up early to do fat-burning cardio before breakfast. Guilt and shame haunted his every meal. He welcomed each lost kilogram with a grim sense of pride. If he dared to eat cake, he would make himself sick afterwards.

“I guess there is that stigma around eating disorders that problems with eating only affect women, and it’s just not the case,” insists Daley

by Anonymousreplies 9October 15, 2021 5:59 PM

Ross Lynch and Gavin Leatherwood

These two boys from Chilling Adventures of Sabrina are close as can be. I wonder if they are hooking up cuz I wouldn’t be surprised.

by Anonymousreplies 335October 15, 2021 5:58 PM

Valhalla Motorcycle Club Surround Union Busting Scabs From Intimidating Workers On Strike At The Kellogg's Plant

We need to get back to having unions in this country.

by Anonymousreplies 9October 15, 2021 5:56 PM

Mario Lopez, 48, Says ‘Age Ain't Nothin' But a Number‘

At 48, Mario Lopez is feeling stronger than ever. The actor and television host celebrated his birthday on October 10 with a sweat session at the gym. And, according to his latest Instagram post of a photo taken post-workout, it looked pretty intense.

In the post, Lopez also opened up about aging. "48 years old today. Feeling strong, still," he said in the video. "Did like six rounds of sparring with these fools … That's what's up. Age ain't nothing but a number. Let's do this. Have a great day."

Both fans and celebrities flooded the post with birthday messages for the actor, including his wife Courtney Lopez who wrote, "I have the sexiest husband. Happy birthday baby. Love you more than you know. ♥️🎉🎁🥊."

Mark Wahlberg also added a string of emojis, ""🙌❤️🙌." And fan after fan commented on how great the Lopez looks, with one writing "Omg 48 🔥🔥🔥🔥."

It's clear that fitness is important to Lopez, and that he has a pretty intense workout routine. The actor previously opened up to Bodybuilding.com about what he does to stay in such amazing shape as he ages.

"Staying healthy is a top-of-mind thing for me. It's woven into my DNA," he said. The actor was inspired to stay active after playing sports as a kid. "I just feel I'm at my best at work and at play when I'm taking care of myself physically."

Today, he loves to box—like in his latest Instagram—lift weights, and run for cardio. Hitting the gym six days a week, Lopez likes to focus on key body parts such as his chest, arms, and back. "From one day to the next, you might find me in the squat rack working legs or in the middle of the ring sparring or swimming laps in the pool," he said.

"Each day I look for a challenge and get after it," he continued. "And I'm never satisfied, I think that helps. I always want to improve and get better."

Over the years, the actor said that the most important thing he changed about his fitness routine was that he became more educated about his body and how to best work various muscles. "About five years ago, I was introduced to fitness expert and author Jimmy Peña. Not only is Peña one of my best friends, he's taught me so much about training and nutrition," he said.

Overall, the actor stays motivated by doing workouts that he actually enjoys. "Find something you love to do and fight to improve each day. If you love to play at it, you'll work hard at it," he said.

We couldn't have said it better ourselves. Happy birthday, Mario!

by Anonymousreplies 48October 15, 2021 5:56 PM

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills 4-Part Reunion Trailer- Andy comes for Erika Jayne hard!

Omg I’ve never seen Andy come for one of the women this hard before! Hes calling her out and putting it all out there. Wow. This is a first. And must see!

by Anonymousreplies 73October 15, 2021 5:52 PM

Steve Grand: Still Hot, Still Thirsty, Still Single Part SEX! er 6

He's 'performing' all summer in PTown. Can someone please get some more juice from our boy?

by Anonymousreplies 397October 15, 2021 5:45 PM

Best Bubble Butts 2021 🍑

Dump Trucks only

by Anonymousreplies 178October 15, 2021 5:43 PM

Helix Studios Thread Number Whatever

Let's start YET ANOTHER new thread about Helix Studios, the studio we love to hate. How about a poll?

by Anonymousreplies 102October 15, 2021 5:42 PM

The first things you learned to cook

As a 3 year old, I loved serving up (rock hard) scrambled eggs on (by that point stone cold) toast to my parents and sibs as a Special Weekend Treat. It was so satisfying to drag a chair to the stove, melt butter in a pan and stir the beaten eggs until they curdled.

The first full meal I regularly cooked at 9 or so consisted of baked lamb cutlets basted with garlic, rosemary and olive oil, a side of spaghetti with jarred red sauce with added finely chopped black olives (my secret ingredient!), garlic bread and Caesar salad. Now that people actually ate.

by Anonymousreplies 88October 15, 2021 5:30 PM

Saw Being the Ricardos tonight.

Aaron Sorkin's Lucy/Desi biopic. Nichole Kidman is really, really good as Lucille Ball. It's a subtle performance I could not have imagined her doing, and she NAILS it. I had no idea how she (or anyone) could pull off the '50s Lucy voice, but she did. Javier Bardem is good as Desi Arnaz, but way miscast. Desi was 35, and still fit and charming in this period. Bardem is 54, and looks it, and is thick in the middle. MVP is JK Simmons as Bill "Fred Mertz" Frawley. It's a solid, entertaining flick, but falls apart in the end. And, there is one HORRIBLE heavy handed scene between a female writer and Lucy that introduces wokeness to 1953. Just horrible garbage that takes you RIGHT OUT of the movie. Thankfully it's a short scene.

by Anonymousreplies 179October 15, 2021 5:25 PM

I can’t sleep

I have work in a few hours. I hope I can at least get an hour or two in. Any DLers have problems with insomnia? What do you do about it?

by Anonymousreplies 34October 15, 2021 5:22 PM

Troye Sivan - Angel Baby (Official Video)

I think Troye enjoyed making this video. I certainly enjoyed watching it.

by Anonymousreplies 25October 15, 2021 5:22 PM

Halloween Kills

It gets officially released tomorrow. I'll post my thoughts on it in a subsequent comment as to not spoil it. But for those of you have seen it already, let me know what you think of it.

by Anonymousreplies 6October 15, 2021 5:21 PM

There are nearly 50 harmful effects linked to social media use

ULTIMO, Australia — Social media has helped to connect the world in a way previous generations could never dream of. Unfortunately, there’s a dark side to that global online community. From social media trolling to cyber bullying to threats against our right to privacy, a new study finds using social media comes with many risks to your health and well-being.

Researchers with the University of Technology Sydney have discovered 46 specific harmful effects of using social networks. These include physical detriments, mental health problems, impacts on work or school productivity, and security or privacy issues.

by Anonymousreplies 16October 15, 2021 5:20 PM

Midnight Mass

The new series from Mike Flanagan. I was disappointed in The Haunting of Bly Manor but I've enjoyed his other work so I'll give this one a chance.

by Anonymousreplies 309October 15, 2021 5:20 PM

Joe Rogan is at it again….

What an absurd video. And why is the singer Jewel expressing her support in the comments.

by Anonymousreplies 83October 15, 2021 5:12 PM

Is Colt model Bruno still alive?

He was one sexy daddy.

by Anonymousreplies 1October 15, 2021 5:04 PM

Pierre Boo & Nick Champa, TikTok’s Hottest LGBTQ+ Couple, Goes Global

When TikTok star Pierre Amaury Crespeau and his boyfriend Nick Champa get to Italy this year, they have one big goal, to do what other TikTokers before them have done: recreate a pivotal love scene from the Pixar film Luca.

“They’re doing the dialogue between those two boys as the sound, and so people are recreating it,” says Champa of the folks heading to the Italian Riviera where Luca’s fictional town is located. “I was like, ‘We need to go do that. We have to do that.’”

Luca, director Enrico Casarosa’s animated film about a couple of young sea monsters and their adventures on the coast of Italy, is so completely evocative of the region — with a story that speaks to queer people everywhere — that you can imagine seeing this cute couple as the titular character and his new “friend.”

Crespeau and Champa, better known as Nicky Champa and Pierre Boo on TikTok, where they have 22 million followers — a lot of them LGBTQ+ youth, tween girls, and their middle-aged moms — who love their 15-30 second videos of goofy pranks, jokes, challenges, skits, and viral dances. Both men eschew gay labels; they consider themselves to be fluid in all aspects, including their sexuality. And their audience can’t get enough of the unconventional, free-spirited pair who first met at a movie audition in early 2017.

Both were aspiring actors, which is why you can easily imagine them performing Luca scenes — in Italy, France (where Boo is from), upstate New York (Champa hails from Syracuse), or any of the places this globetrotting couple loves to visit.

“They’re mermaids,” Boo begins explaining Luca to the uninitiated.

“No, they’re sea monsters,” Champa interjects. “They live under the water, but then come out, and they turn to humans; human is their mask. So, these two monster things…turn into boys in a gay relationship. It’s very fluid. Like, there’s no label, they don’t kiss or anything. But you know that there’s a deeper connection and it’s just like the evolution of that relationship.”

Champa and Boo, now 25 and 30 respectively, appreciate the film’s symbolism — the allusion to, as Champa calls it, “hiding your sexuality, blending into the world. And when you’re caught, you say, ‘No, he is. I’m not!’ And the town that was so fearful at the end of the day…[admit] they hated them so much, because they were afraid of them. Then they actually embraced them. It’s so touching because it’s so representative of what we all have to [go through]. And the fact that it’s not only a Disney movie, but it’s also taking place in Italy, and it’s just so romantic and gorgeous.”

“It’s very, very beautiful,” Boo adds.

Boo and Champa began their social media presence a year after they met by posting about their relationship on Instagram. The response from fans was immediate and more powerful than they’d anticipated. When TikTok emerged, the creators embraced the new platform’s potential and produced even more forms of content. Their audience skyrocketed.

But when they first met, Boo, now 30, admits he was a bit guarded about starting a relationship. “I was coming out of a tough break-up and after 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 heartbreaks, I lost the dream of a fairytale relationship.”

The couple says before getting together they were each “a bit heartbroken about our relationships prior… just turning out to not be what we always wanted,” but they quickly realized, “Whoa, we found each other!”

As much as he wanted to take things slowly with Champa, the connection couldn’t be denied. “I was telling you,” Champa recalls, turning to Boo, who often finishes his sentences. “I was like, ‘I’m ready to get this going. I want to commit to each other. I want to be with you.’ And he’s like, ‘Well, fine, you have to move in with me.’”

So they did, a month after they first met. They had already negotiated the intimate details of their modern relationship.

“Monogamous,” Boo says. “That makes us happy.”

“We’re very committed to each other,” Champa adds. And part of that commitment is sexual exclusivity.

by Anonymousreplies 52October 15, 2021 5:03 PM

Roxane Gay Nails Dave Chappelle in New York Times

We generally have the same debates about comedy over and over. Let’s address those upfront: Art should be made without restriction. Free speech reigns supreme. Sometimes good art should make us uncomfortable, and sometimes bad people can make good art. Comedians, in particular, are going to punch up and down and side-to-side.

Also true: Comedy is not above criticism, even if the most famous, wildly wealthy comedians will keep insulting those who question them. It’s just laughs, right? Lighten up. All criticism is forestalled with this setup, in which when you object to anything a comedian says, you’re the problem. You’re the one who’s narrow-minded or “brittle” or humorless.

“Shut up,” Dave Chappelle recalls telling a woman who had the gall to challenge his comedy, using a sexist slur and laughing at how witty he is, as if he’s the first man to ever deliver such an original, funny line. “Before I kill you and put you in the trunk. Ain’t nobody around here.” The audience cheers, before Mr. Chappelle explains that he didn’t in fact threaten the woman: “I felt that way, but that’s not what I said. I was more clever than that.”

Mr. Chappelle spends much of “The Closer,” his latest comedy special for Netflix, cleverly deflecting criticism. The set is a 72-minute display of the comedian’s own brittleness. The self-proclaimed “GOAT” (greatest of all time) of stand-up delivers five or six lucid moments of brilliance, surrounded by a joyless tirade of incoherent and seething rage, misogyny, homophobia and transphobia.

If there is brilliance in “The Closer,” it’s that Mr. Chappelle makes obvious but elegant rhetorical moves that frame any objections to his work as unreasonable. He’s just being “brutally honest.” He’s just saying the quiet part out loud. He’s just stating “facts.” He’s just making us think. But when an entire comedy set is designed as a series of strategic moves to say whatever you want and insulate yourself from valid criticism, I’m not sure you’re really making comedy.

Throughout the special, Mr. Chappelle is singularly fixated on the L.G.B.T.Q. community, as he has been in recent years. He reaches for every low-hanging piece of fruit and munches on it gratuitously. Many of Mr. Chappelle’s rants are extraordinarily dated, the kind of comedy you might expect from a conservative boomer, agog at the idea of homosexuality. At times, his voice lowers to a hoarse whisper, preparing us for a grand stroke of wisdom — but it never comes. Every once in a while, he remarks that, oh, boy, he’s in trouble now, like a mischievous little boy who just can’t help himself.

by Anonymousreplies 31October 15, 2021 5:00 PM

Mafia Bosses Fear Handing the Reins to Soft Millennial Gangsters

[QUOTE]Mobsters are blasting their 'woke' Millennial counterparts for being glued to phones and social media. A recent indictment showed a young wiseguy shaking down a union official through text messages.

by Anonymousreplies 3October 15, 2021 5:00 PM

“Dune”s COLLAPSE is COMPLETE!

“‘Dune’ Review: Spectacular and Engrossing…Until It Isn’t” - Variety

“A ponderous trudge through the desert.” - Hollywood Reporter

by Anonymousreplies 420October 15, 2021 4:59 PM

The Hottest Dude with a Mullet

And he’s brosexual!

by Anonymousreplies 21October 15, 2021 4:57 PM

The IRS checking every transaction over 600 dollars

What's the DL opinion on this?

It sounds odd and like something people will resent.

And 600 dollars that's like everybody's rent check, credit card bill etc.

I don't know Joe. Come on man. I passed out flyers for you too!!!!!!

by Anonymousreplies 127October 15, 2021 4:55 PM

Is “Same Old Lang Syne” by Dan Fogelberg really a Christmas song?

I’ve always loved this song and it plays on the radio every Christmas season, but my mother always hated it and said it wasn’t really a Christmas song. She would change the station.

Me and her would argue about whether it was really a Christmas song or not. My sisters agreed with her and they said it shouldn’t be on Christmas radio.

Who do you agree with?

by Anonymousreplies 133October 15, 2021 4:53 PM

The Great Resignation Is Accelerating

A lasting effect of this pandemic will be a revolution in worker expectations.

I first noticed that something weird was happening this past spring.

In April, the number of workers who quit their job in a single month broke an all-time U.S. record. Economists called it the “Great Resignation.” But America’s quittin’ spirit was just getting started. In July, even more people left their job. In August, quitters set yet another record. That Great Resignation? It just keeps getting greater.

“Quits,” as the Bureau of Labor Statistics calls them, are rising in almost every industry. For those in leisure and hospitality, especially, the workplace must feel like one giant revolving door. Nearly 7 percent of employees in the “accommodations and food services” sector left their job in August. That means one in 14 hotel clerks, restaurant servers, and barbacks said sayonara in a single month. Thanks to several pandemic-relief checks, a rent moratorium, and student-loan forgiveness, everybody, particularly if they are young and have a low income, has more freedom to quit jobs they hate and hop to something else.

As I wrote in the spring, quitting is a concept typically associated with losers and loafers. But this level of quitting is really an expression of optimism that says, We can do better. You may have heard the story that in the golden age of American labor, 20th-century workers stayed in one job for 40 years and retired with a gold watch. But that’s a total myth. The truth is people in the 1960s and ’70s quit their jobs more often than they have in the past 20 years, and the economy was better off for it. Since the 1980s, Americans have quit less, and many have clung to crappy jobs for fear that the safety net wouldn’t support them while they looked for a new one. But Americans seem to be done with sticking it out. And they’re being rewarded for their lack of patience: Wages for low-income workers are rising at their fastest rate since the Great Recession. The Great Resignation is, literally, great.

by Anonymousreplies 5October 15, 2021 4:50 PM

Daniel Craig Explains Why He Prefers Going to Gay Bars Instead of ‘Hetero’ Ones

Daniel Craig is opening up about the kind of bars and restaurants he likes to go to!

While promoting his final James Bond movie No Time to Die, the 53-year-old actor revealed that he enjoys going to gay bars.

“I’ve been going to gay bars for as long as I can remember,” Daniel shared on the SiriusXM podcast Lunch with Bruce. “One of the reasons, because I don’t get into fights in gay bars that often… because the aggressive d--k swinging in hetero bars, I just got very sick of [it].”

Daniel continued, “As a kid because it was like...I don’t want to end up eating in a punch up. And I did. That would happen quite a lot. And it would just be a good place to go. Everybody was chill, everybody."

Daniel, who has been married to wife Rachel Weisz since 2011, went on to add that he used to go to gay bars when he was younger because it was an easier way for him to pick up women.

"You didn’t really have to sort of state your sexuality. It was okay. And it was a very safe place to be," Daniel explained. "And I could meet girls there, cause there are a lot of girls there for exactly the same reason I was there. It was kind of ... an ulterior motive.”

by Anonymousreplies 75October 15, 2021 4:49 PM

Why didn't Elizabeth Montgomery become a movie star?

Bewitched ended its long run in 1972 and Liz was still gorgeous and was well liked by viewers. She decided to make a string of hit TV films, such as The Legend of Lizzie Borden and a remake of Dark Victory. I wonder which feature films she'd have been good in.

by Anonymousreplies 72October 15, 2021 4:49 PM

When was the last time you looked at your own hole?

2010 here and it was before a hookup. I wanted to make sure it was fully fresh. The hookup became the bf became the partner.

And I haven’t looked back since!

by Anonymousreplies 2October 15, 2021 4:45 PM

Below Deck - Season 9

Premieres October 25 on Bravo!

Captain Lee is sick and has a replacement captain.

Eddie and crazy ass Chef Rachel are back.

For the first time ever, two black deck crew members.

And lots of drama in St. Kitts!

by Anonymousreplies 10October 15, 2021 4:44 PM

Jaclyn P Moore: a new DL Fave?

La Belle will be boycotting Netflix because of Dave Chapelle’s special. She is the showrunner of Dear White People!

by Anonymousreplies 146October 15, 2021 4:43 PM

I’ve just finished re-bingeing Mad Men. What did you think of the ending?

Peggy & Stan’s sudden love declaration.

Roger & Meghan’s mother gazing fondly at an old couple saying, “One day, we’ll be like that”.

Joan off to be a producer.

Betty stoically facing death with Sally on caring duties.

Pete & Trudy leaving on a jet plane.

Don wants to teach the world to sing.

Good ending? Too neat?

by Anonymousreplies 162October 15, 2021 4:39 PM

Poverty mentality

Do you have it?

by Anonymousreplies 57October 15, 2021 4:39 PM

Shawn Mendes was on Colbert last nighf.

He's attractive but unexciting

by Anonymousreplies 36October 15, 2021 4:33 PM

The Mysterious Death 
of Brittany Murphy

New documentary on HBO.

ONCE A BELOVED RISING STAR, THE CLUELESS ACTRESS COLLAPSED AT HOME AT 32. A NEW DOCUMENTARY UNCOVERS CHILLING DETAILS AS QUESTIONS STILL SWIRL ALMOST 12 YEARS LATER

by Anonymousreplies 71October 15, 2021 4:14 PM

Anyone else tired of Adele and already DREADING the pending Adeluge?

Yes. DREADING. The weight loss! The break up! The new guy! The Cali estate!

MARY!!!

Also, her music is for grannies and not the youth.

by Anonymousreplies 33October 15, 2021 4:05 PM

More Australian Gossip

I've been binge watching several Australian TV shows like All Saints, Packed to the Rafters, The Heart Guy and now Underbelly, which I love. So naturally I've been curious about some of the stars I've seen on TV and movies from Australia.

Would someone from down under be able to answer my questions?

Is Martin Lymes from All Saints still in jail for sexual assault?

What is Georgie Parker doing these days? I loved her as Terry Sullivan; I watched All Saints up until her character was written out. I hated the reboot as an emergency room drama.

I remember a really cute actor named Damien Rice, who played one of the first gay characters on Australian TV

They have such good quality shows so far. Why do so many of the actors come to the US? It must be ultra competitive down there.

by Anonymousreplies 391October 15, 2021 4:00 PM

Nelly, but closeted

Have you ever met a guy like this?

He's flaming, but hides in the closet because he erroneously believes no one can tell he's gay

by Anonymousreplies 53October 15, 2021 3:59 PM

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has won back his full pension

as part of a settlement of his lawsuit arising from his firing during the Trump administration more than three years ago, his lawyers announced Thursday.

McCabe, a frequent target of then-President Donald Trump's ire, was fired in March 2018 after the Justice Department's inspector general concluded he had authorized the release of information to a newspaper reporter and then misled internal investigators about his role in the leak. The termination by Jeff Sessions, the attorney general at the time, came hours before McCabe was due to retire, denying the FBI official his pension.

The settlement agreement vacates that decision, expunges from his personnel folder any references to having been fired and entitles McCabe, who joined the FBI in 1996, to his full pension.

“Politics should never play a role in the fair administration of justice and civil service personnel decisions,” McCabe said in a statement. He added that he hopes “this result encourages the men and women of the FBI to continue to protect the American people by standing up for the truth and doing their jobs without fear of political retaliation.”

more at link

by Anonymousreplies 18October 15, 2021 3:55 PM

In these shoes, does Carrie Underwood finally qualify as a gay icon?

She looks fierce af.

by Anonymousreplies 16October 15, 2021 3:54 PM

Trans Model, Singer, Activist Laith Ashley on Shaking Up Hollywood

When Laith Ashley decided to post some sexy snaps on Instagram from a photoshoot he and a friend conducted in 2014, he had no idea it would lead him to make history on the runways of New York Fashion Week less than two years later.

Since then, the model, actor, singer-songwriter (“Like Me”), and activist has gone on to become the first transgender Pit Crew member on RuPaul’s Drag Race, to appear in British GQ and British Vogue, and to lead major fashion campaigns for Barneys and Diesel (one of the first trans models to do so). Now he’s heading to Hollywood.

Ashley is set to portray Ajax, a gorgeous small-town dancer with a heart of gold, in Desiree Staples’s upcoming indie comedy My Divorce Party. Although he’s already garnered the attention of casting directors after small parts in shows like Pose and Strut, this is Ashley’s first lead role in a feature film.

Because of his hypermasculine, “cis-assumed” appearance, Ashley says that landing cis roles is nothing new to him — and he has difficulty getting trans parts.

“The entertainment industry is trying to be more welcoming of trans people, but there’s still a lot of work to be done,” says Ashley. “There’s training that needs to be done around language; there’s training that needs to be done around trans people in general. I’ve read character breakdowns for TV and film that misgenders the individual… [and] sometimes, not all the time, it does feel like tokenism…. They’re not really trying to understand. They’re just like, Oh, they’re calling for diversity, so if we put a trans person in as this character we’ll get funded.”

Ashley also admits that just the audition process can be dehumanizing for trans folks.

“[The parts are] usually not very well written, and it could be even a traumatic experience for the trans person that’s playing this character,” he says. “I’ve heard some horror stories from some friends about their experiences on set…. It [can] become a very uncomfortable workspace for the trans person.”

Still, Ashley says he is grateful for the opportunities he’s had — and adds that the more trans people who end up on-screen and behind the scenes, the better it will be for all.

by Anonymousreplies 124October 15, 2021 3:45 PM

Name an actor you see no matter what he/she is in

In movies, TV, theater, opera

by Anonymousreplies 220October 15, 2021 3:40 PM

True Crime is rotting your brain

True crime podcasters are vultures who profit off paranoia.

by Anonymousreplies 40October 15, 2021 3:37 PM

Mason Mount - the english footballer who so many gay british men now seem to fancy , have a crush on or lust over

I have noticed whilst following twitter trends related to englands national football team playing in the euro matches just how many gay football fans in the UK fancy and have a thing for the footballer Mason Mount.I too have now joined the group of many gay brits who find this guy rather sexy and adorable! He has obviously been a bit of a hit in the gay community with a gay fanbase for a while but I have only just discovered the joys!

Anybody else like him?

by Anonymousreplies 228October 15, 2021 3:37 PM

The disappearance of Kristin Smart

Have any of you followed this case? It’s both fascinating and maddening. The podcast In Your Own Backyard covers it fairly exhaustively.

Smart was a 19-year old student at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA who vanished after attending a party in 1996. The prime suspect, a creepy guy named Paul Flores who was supposed to be walking her home, is almost certainly responsible and his father likely helped him hide/bury the body, but police haven’t been able to get enough evidence to nail him.

The podcast really renewed interest in the case and police have gotten search warrants to search several of the Flores family’s properties in the last year or two and they’re now combing through all the shit they confiscated. It’s almost certain that Smart’s body is buried either in an avocado grove on Paul’s father’s property, or in Paul’s mother’s backyard, underneath a garage that was constructed on the property after the disappearance.

by Anonymousreplies 28October 15, 2021 3:33 PM

Gorgeous Travis Van Winkle

It looks like he’ll be gratuitously shirtless on the new season of “You.”

by Anonymousreplies 22October 15, 2021 3:28 PM

I'm watching the original film of The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

It's 20th Century Fox. Such a shame Angela Lansbury was still under exclusive contract to MGM. She would have been so perfect as Gene Tierney's maid.

by Anonymousreplies 21October 15, 2021 3:27 PM

Hot White Dudes with Swag, Part 2

Travis Kelce

by Anonymousreplies 103October 15, 2021 3:25 PM

So, what happened here last night?

A very disgusting person kidnapped DataLounge last night. It was quite alarming. Are there any details?

by Anonymousreplies 36October 15, 2021 3:20 PM

🍆 England Footballers 2020-1?

Please select from 10 of the most attractive currently in the 26-man line-up, and show your work.

by Anonymousreplies 191October 15, 2021 3:20 PM

Lesbians like the butch look, like Rachel and Ellen. But gays are not into fem looks as much. Like ack ack Ru.

How come?

by Anonymousreplies 6October 15, 2021 3:12 PM

Isaac B Ramirez is a Ten 🔥

THE epitome of male physical attractiveness

by Anonymousreplies 24October 15, 2021 3:09 PM

What are you eating for dinner on this lovely Sunday evening?

I am eating a Quarter Pounder, a Ten Piece Nuggets, and a medium fries.

It was delish!!

by Anonymousreplies 50October 15, 2021 2:58 PM

Lizzo tells the haters to Kiss Her Ass!

And pulls down her pants and shakes her ass for us to kiss….

by Anonymousreplies 10October 15, 2021 2:58 PM

“House of Hilton” summary

Some golden heart citizen has read “House of Hilton”, a must read for RHOBH fans. They expose Big Kathy and both Kim and Kyle Richards and Kathy Hilton. From their childhood as Hollywood child actresses, to failed marriages, their dads, sex, abuse, sociopathic tendencies and everything you need to know. And they best thing, that amazing human being has written a very complete summary about these characters on Reddit.

It’s absolutely addictive and hypnotic. I strongly recommend you to read it. I’m gonna link DL fav Kathy Hilton part 1, you fags find the rest yourselves.

by Anonymousreplies 40October 15, 2021 2:54 PM

Fully Vaccinated Foreigners Rejoice!!! You can finally enter the USA again!

Come join us in the states, bitches. You know you miss visiting us.

by Anonymousreplies 3October 15, 2021 2:51 PM

Hand Soap and/or Candles

What hand soap and candle brands do you prefer? Jo Malone used to be preferred by my British friends and they, like me, have switched to Diptyque. They even have their big ass candles. I used to like Malin + Goetz, but I’m sick of it. I think gays that still wear Diesel are still buying it. Jo Malone still makes my favorite candle, so will continue to buy it.

by Anonymousreplies 23October 15, 2021 2:41 PM

Brittany Murphy’s mysterious death to be explored in HBO documentary

Should be interesting.

by Anonymousreplies 60October 15, 2021 2:37 PM

Where and when do we get to see this film Four Hours ar rhe Capitol?

Four Hours at the Capitol certainly makes the headlines feel chillingly real. “It sort of becomes an action movie at one point: you’re totally immersed,” says Reed. “It is horrific, it is shocking to witness to what point America is divided.”

by Anonymousreplies 0October 15, 2021 2:34 PM

* Brianna Keilar *

I'm starting this new thread as it was suggested the title of the old thread was out-dated. The link is from r263's post in the old thread.

by Anonymousreplies 124October 15, 2021 2:31 PM

My exes came back to haunt me

I have been talking to a guy for a month now. It seems like a good fit but recently he started acting strange.

I’m a good looking white guy who had a good M&A job on Wall Street until I was let go a few weeks ago (it was calculated). He is white and has good job too.

He started asking me about my ex (who is black) because they know each other. Then he said my ex told him I was a total size queen and was a whore for bbc. Needless to say, the guy called me a slut and said he couldn’t compete with black guys. Lol

by Anonymousreplies 59October 15, 2021 2:24 PM

SE Cupp on the view

She would be a good permanent panel member.

by Anonymousreplies 35October 15, 2021 2:21 PM

I just watched Chapelle’s Netflix special

Every single word he said is correct. Fuck the professional “critics.”

by Anonymousreplies 2October 15, 2021 2:10 PM

Let's be LinkedIn

I'm a picture of a little bucktoothed boy on the left and a grown handsome man on the right. That little boy was told he would not succeed because he was bucktoothed and ugly. But through perseverance and dad's dental plan, he DID SUCCEED! And now he's the president of a moderately successful gay porn studio that features him riding 2 dicks at once.

#blessed #neverthelesshepersisted

by Anonymousreplies 20October 15, 2021 2:10 PM

Tasteful Friends: “No one speaks of pavilions anymore, and it saddens me.”

Well cheer up buttercup, because they are now. Though apparently in the Italian pavilion, unless you’re incredibly wealthy or powerful, you can only see the head of the Michangelo replica life sized David.

by Anonymousreplies 5October 15, 2021 2:07 PM

Chelsea Handler and Jo Koy Are Dating?!

This was unexpected but also kind of makes sense.

by Anonymousreplies 0October 15, 2021 2:05 PM

California Bans Small Off-Road Gas Engines, Including Lawnmowers And Chainsaws

Good, disturbing my cat's sleep.

[quote]California moved one step closer to ending reliance on fossil fuels as Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a new bill into law on Sunday to ban all off-road gas-powered engines...The new law requires the state to apply the new rule by Jan. 1, 2024, or as soon as regulators determine is “feasible,” whichever date is later,

by Anonymousreplies 21October 15, 2021 1:55 PM

Ryan Murphy’s Impeachment: D for Dud

Highlights:

TV docudramas always walk a fine line between illumination and exploitation. But American Crime Story‘s first installment, The People v. O.J. Simpson, broke the mold by doing the impossible: It gave us a fresh perspective on a story we thought we already knew so well. It had depth, it had nuance, it made us rethink the legacies of infamous media pariahs… and I say all that to emphasize that Impeachment: American Crime Story does none of this.

Despite its lofty pedigree, Impeachment is a disaster: a schlocky, overheated melodrama that’s only a degree or two removed from a Saturday Night Live parody. It might as well be a quickie TV movie that aired on Fox in 1998 with a title like Intern Affairs.

Impeachment also falls victim to Murphy’s worst storytelling instincts: shallow characterization, shock value substituting for genuine surprise, and dialogue that tells instead of showing. The characters here say exactly how they feel and what they’re thinking — and loudly. (“Stop worrying about Whitewater!” one White House official yells to another.) The whole project has a gloomy, bad energy to it, feigning gravitas with ponderous cutaways to presidential portraits and justice statues. Murphy takes a backseat to Burgess in the credits — she wrote four of the first six episodes — but his fingerprints here are unmistakable.

THE TVLINE BOTTOM LINE: FX’s American Crime Story franchise plummets with Impeachment, a trashy, exploitative trainwreck that borders on parody.

by Anonymousreplies 469October 15, 2021 1:52 PM

JONAH HILL: Don't talk about my body. It's not "helpful."

But he's celebrating his body with tattoos on his back!

THAT'S helpful.

by Anonymousreplies 21October 15, 2021 1:50 PM

Trump and his party are a Cult

Why are Democrats still acting like The opposition is rational, going to abide by normal conventions and civility? This is War.

by Anonymousreplies 3October 15, 2021 1:46 PM

Cher Sues Sonny's Widow

Mary Bono accused of not Chering....er, sharing the profits from Sonny & Cher songs w/Cher.

by Anonymousreplies 42October 15, 2021 1:36 PM

WHERE'S CHUCK SCHUMER???

I mean...

Miss Nancy is working her ASS off everyday for the people--especially the children! Kevin McCarthy is being a pain in the ass and is making noise. HELL! Even Moscow Mitch makes himself known at least every other day! But, where is Chuck Schumer?

With ALL that is going on right now, and the dangers that we are facing from today's Republicans, what is Chuck Schumer doing??? If he is working "behind the scenes" where are the results, or even some semblance of a result? He's just WORTHLESS as far as I'm concerned!

Instead of dancing with Tish James (who is working) maybe he needs to take her lead and do something much more productive?

by Anonymousreplies 59October 15, 2021 1:32 PM

Netflix defending Chappelle, Spotify defending Rogan: Is this the beginning of the end for the Woke-ocracy?

Both companies are big enough and seemingly secure enough in their market position to say "Fuck you Twitter loudmouths, we don't care and keep on bitching because all you're doing is getting us more publicity"

Unclear whether this is a blip or if others will now be emboldened to push back against the thought police.

by Anonymousreplies 14October 15, 2021 1:30 PM

Wendy Williams Gets Breakthrough COVID-19

Question is will she don the teddy bears for us?

by Anonymousreplies 152October 15, 2021 1:28 PM

Cute guy Chandler Halderson charged in parents' murder

What the hell. . .

by Anonymousreplies 42October 15, 2021 1:27 PM

Ever wanted to go to a high end auction house art sale?

Covid-19 has democratized the process as they now livestream their prominent sales and one starts at 9:00 AM EST live from London on Friday October 15, 2021. It’s 20th and 21st Century works presented on YouTube, and you can simultaneously chat with people from all over the world as they watch too. And you have those wonderful British accents to hypnotize you into dropping a few million on some dazzling piece of art.

by Anonymousreplies 1October 15, 2021 1:20 PM

My favorite Schitt’s Creek Scene (full version)

Fluid

by Anonymousreplies 0October 15, 2021 1:18 PM

Any Similar Websites?

Are there any / do you visit other websites that have a Datalounge vibe? I liked the old Gawker for it's snark and good commenters (yes, it had problems... don't we all) and Datalounge, to me, has a similar vibe. I think there's got to be other sites out there so I don't have to rely only on DL.

Do you-all know of other sites out there that can help fill my hole?

by Anonymousreplies 9October 15, 2021 1:00 PM

Daniel Craig Says He Prefers Gay Bars Because There’s Less “Dick Swinging”

While James Bond is famous for sipping shaken-not-stirred martinis in the company of beautiful women, 007 actor Daniel Craig prefers to enjoy his vodka sodas among a different crowd: gay men.

The No Time to Die star revealed his preference for gay bars over straight ones during a recent appearance on Sirius XM’s Lunch With Bruce podcast, explaining that he tries to stick to gay bars in an attempt to avoid the “aggressive dick swinging in hetero bars.” According to Craig, the lack of straight male machismo in gay bars means he’s less likely to wind up in a bar brawl, which apparently is a problem for him in hetero environments.

“I’ve been going to gay bars for as long as I can remember,” he told host Bruce Bozzi. “One of the reasons: because I don’t get into fights in gay bars that often.” Apparently Craig would end up “in a punch-up” at bars “quite a lot” in his younger days, so he made the switch to gay bars in attempt to avoid any unnecessary brawls.

Personally, I’m a little confused and slightly alarmed by the seeming inevitability with which Craig seems to recall falling into fights in straight male environments. Like, if just being a straight man in a bar around other straight men is enough to start a public fight with a stranger, maybe you’re the problem, not the environment? Then again, I’ve never been a straight man in a bar, so what would I know?

Besides, there were other things Craig liked about gay bars — some maybe more troubling than others! For one thing, he appreciated the relaxed, accepting environment such establishments tend to provide. “Everybody was chill, everybody,” he said. “You didn’t really have to sort of state your sexuality. It was okay. And it was a very safe place to be.” Nice! Seems like a very normal and healthy thing to enjoy about a given environment in which you are a guest.

by Anonymousreplies 35October 15, 2021 12:57 PM

“I’ll NEVER stop barely adequately singing!” vows Ben Barnes

He’s released another single from his album, “Music to Suicide To.”

by Anonymousreplies 5October 15, 2021 12:38 PM

The cutest thing you'll see today.

We don't deserve dogs.

by Anonymousreplies 17October 15, 2021 12:20 PM

Actor Frank Grillo

A hot Alpha male

by Anonymousreplies 584October 15, 2021 12:18 PM

Ash vs Evil Dead

How on earth did I miss this when it was first released? The Evil Dead movies were a staple of my teenage years, after a friend introduced me to them in the early 00s. And yet I had no idea this show existed until a month ago.

I sat down and watched it all pretty much a season each week. It was exactly what I wanted, I enjoyed it so much. Was sad it was cancelled, not because I don't think it shouldn't have been limited, but because the final episode ends on a cliffhanger. If they had finished at the end of season 2, I don't think it would've felt so odd.

I enjoyed all the seasons, though I guess 1 and 2 were the best. In the first season that moment we get to the cabin was just fantastic. I laughed and ewwww'd through the whole thing. I never watched Xena but was aware of Lawless - I can totally see why people are drawn to her, I loved her.

Anyone else watch it? Thoughts?

by Anonymousreplies 0October 15, 2021 12:11 PM

Hotel, the 80's TV series starring James Brolin and Connie Sellecca

Any fans of the St Gregory's constant shenanigans and / or James Brolin's turn as sexy bearded general manager Peter McDermott, please share your memories.

by Anonymousreplies 36October 15, 2021 12:10 PM

In other news, that bitch from Alaska Senate now POZ

Thank God ALaska Air banned her for masklessness

by Anonymousreplies 3October 15, 2021 12:04 PM

NOW can everyone finally admit it should have been Pete?

Things would've been different.

by Anonymousreplies 224October 15, 2021 12:01 PM

I like to make music that moves people.

Really moving stuff.

by Anonymousreplies 3October 15, 2021 11:59 AM

THE ***OFFICIAL***COVID-19 Silver Lining thread.

I’ll start off.

These Deplorables are dying like flies and refusing to get their COVID inoculation shots. It could be righteous if mainstream news like CNN stop keeping statistics of how many of these inbreed racists are dying.

by Anonymousreplies 16October 15, 2021 11:55 AM

If you got to see Dyan Cannon as Rosemary....

....then you saw the first national with the fabulous Dick Kallman as Finch!

Such a bloody shame how he died.

by Anonymousreplies 4October 15, 2021 11:53 AM

Who else could have played the Stockard Channing role in The Big Bus in 1976?

What you say?

by Anonymousreplies 5October 15, 2021 11:48 AM

Man kills Realtor, Self after regretting buying House

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Non-lethal baton shells still litter the driveway at 74 Bolling Road in Portsmouth, the scene of a tragic and bizarre murder-suicide Friday night.

by Anonymousreplies 150October 15, 2021 11:44 AM

Roxane Gay Nails Dave Chappelle in New York Times pt. 2

Mr. Chappelle spends much of “The Closer,” his latest comedy special for Netflix, cleverly deflecting criticism. The set is a 72-minute display of the comedian’s own brittleness. The self-proclaimed “GOAT” (greatest of all time) of stand-up delivers five or six lucid moments of brilliance, surrounded by a joyless tirade of incoherent and seething rage, misogyny, homophobia and transphobia.

If there is brilliance in “The Closer,” it’s that Mr. Chappelle makes obvious but elegant rhetorical moves that frame any objections to his work as unreasonable. He’s just being “brutally honest.” He’s just saying the quiet part out loud. He’s just stating “facts.” He’s just making us think. But when an entire comedy set is designed as a series of strategic moves to say whatever you want and insulate yourself from valid criticism, I’m not sure you’re really making comedy.

Throughout the special, Mr. Chappelle is singularly fixated on the L.G.B.T.Q. community, as he has been in recent years. He reaches for every low-hanging piece of fruit and munches on it gratuitously. Many of Mr. Chappelle’s rants are extraordinarily dated, the kind of comedy you might expect from a conservative boomer, agog at the idea of homosexuality. At times, his voice lowers to a hoarse whisper, preparing us for a grand stroke of wisdom — but it never comes. Every once in a while, he remarks that, oh, boy, he’s in trouble now, like a mischievous little boy who just can’t help himself.

Somewhere, buried in the nonsense, is an interesting and accurate observation about the white gay community conveniently being able to claim whiteness at will. There’s a compelling observation about the relatively significant progress the L.G.B.T.Q. community has made, while progress toward racial equity has been much slower. But in these formulations, there are no gay Black people. Mr. Chappelle pits people from different marginalized groups against one another, callously suggesting that trans people are performing the gender equivalent of blackface.

In the next breath, Mr. Chappelle says something about how a Black gay person would never exhibit the behaviors to which he objects, an assertion many would dispute. The poet Saeed Jones, for example, wrote in GQ that watching “The Closer” felt like a betrayal: “I felt like I’d just been stabbed by someone I once admired and now he was demanding that I stop bleeding.”

Later in the show, Mr. Chappelle offers rambling thoughts on feminism using a Webster’s Dictionary definition, further exemplifying how limited his reading is. He makes a tired, tired joke about how he thought “feminist” meant “frumpy dyke” — and hey, I get it. If I were on his radar, he would consider me a frumpy dyke, or worse. (Some may consider that estimation accurate. Fortunately my wife doesn’t.) Then in another of those rare moments of lucidity, Mr. Chappelle talks about mainstream feminism’s historical racism. Just when you’re thinking he is going to right the ship, he starts ranting incoherently about #MeToo. I couldn’t tell you what his point was there.

This is a faded simulacrum of the once-great comedian, who now uses his significant platform to air grievances against the great many people he holds in contempt, while deftly avoiding any accountability. If we don’t like his routine, the message is, we are the problem, not him.

by Anonymousreplies 7October 15, 2021 11:32 AM

Friday the 13th (1980) vs The Burning (1981)

As unbelievable as it is, for someone who has watched a lot of horror like I have, last week was the first time I'd ever seen either of these films. They both came out before I was born, but that's not really an excuse, I know. I always thought I wouldn't like Friday the 13th to be honest. The obnoxious teens at camp trope seemed so uninteresting to me. I enjoy a slasher, but I find unlikable teens behaving in unbelievably horrible ways really annoying to watch. I saw the 2009 remake back in the day and assumed the original would be like that.

But I was bored and I saw the first Friday the 13th was on Netflix, so I watched it. And I actually liked it!

I mean, it's a B movie, but I can see why people would've enjoyed it back in the day, a good popcorn flick (in fact, I had some while watching it). I was interested in watching it particularly as one of the movies that started all the tropes and I found it really interesting in that way for a number of reasons.

Firstly, the teens aren't that obnoxious! They, for the most part, actually behaved more like teens/early 20s kids do when away. Reminded me a lot more of how my friends and I were. Too often I think these movies, because they cast 30 year olds in the teen roles, get the actors to do some pretty unteenlike things. I mean, yeah teens can be awful, but not exactly in the way a lot of these movies show.

I actually was surprised Annie died early on, I expected her to be Final Girl. Kevin Bacon and his girlfriend have sex and it's totally a nice scene of a couple together, rather than the weird, almost abusive way these scenes are usually shown. I thought the strip Monopoly scene was much closer to how kids behave during those games than the highly sexual way it would normally be shown.

And the effects by Tom Savini - there were some really good ones. I thought Annie's throat slashing was great, how it didn't bleed for a moment. The spear through Kevin Bacon's neck was done so well, as was the axe in the face.

I also thought the actress playing Mrs Voorhees did a great job with a part that could so easily have been hokey and over the top. I actually thought she showed an effective menace.

It's not all amazing, I mean, I didn't find the characters particularly memorable, for example. The Final Girl part goes on too long, and the overall feeling of the movie is that it's a bit dull. But overall, a perfectly serviceable film, I thought.

Then, knowing about the 'raft scene' and wanting to see it, I decided to watch The Burning. First thing I see is 'Miramax' and I think "ugh", but of course it's silly to hold every Miramax picture hostage by the actions of Weinstein. Then, imagine my surprise when I see that he wrote it! Ugh! And after watching it, I mean, maybe it's with hindsight now, but some of the scenes of the way the boys treat the girls made me think: "is this forshadowing?". Seriously, the dude comes across more and more like someone who was a bullied nerd who grew up to take all his frustrations out by abusing his power.

But here's the weird thing. I think I liked The Burning MORE than Friday the 13th. Which makes no sense - the characters are mostly awful, there is a lot of sexual aggression in it, it's much more clichéd in that respect, but at the same time I have to admit - the characters are awful teens, but they're each much more memorable. You couldn't pick who would die at any one time and who would survive. I feel like I got to know the group of them better, in this movie. It's a slower movie to get to the kills, but I didn't mind that so much. It still had a drawn out ending, but all up, good horror night fun. I totally picked that Todd was at the original camp, but I assumed he was meant to be the boy with the glasses, because they focused on his randomly in the prologue.

As an aside, I've been going through a lot of early slashers lately, and there is a LOT of male ass in them. Like, I'm not complaining, I'm just surprised. The cliché is that it's all boobs, lots of female nudity, and it IS, but... a lot of male ass too.

Opinions?

by Anonymousreplies 44October 15, 2021 11:14 AM

Why is Angie Dickinson not more widely seen as a gay icon?

After reading an excellent thread asking a similar question about Arlene Dahl It occurred to me that another actress with the initials AD from the golden age of classic Hollywood was also worth considering in this light. Perhaps I am wrong and in the USA and perhaps beyond she is considered a gay icon. She was beautiful, unconventional or 🏊‍♀️against the american tide of the era of women being motherhood and apple pie. She was certainly not a 1950s typical housewife. Sexually and her romantic life she was certainly more adventurous and was independent minded and pursued her desires. No 1950s housewife! Very glamorous and well connected in Hollywood. A beautiful butterscotch blonde.

So is Angie Dickinson a gay icon and if not why not?

by Anonymousreplies 159October 15, 2021 11:04 AM

Booster Shots Causing Increase in Sexual Desire Among Black Women.

Check out what independent researchers have found in case studies! Maybe something good has come out of all of this after all!

by Anonymousreplies 6October 15, 2021 10:58 AM

Pandas be hot!

Cubs be hotter!

by Anonymousreplies 1October 15, 2021 10:56 AM

Netflix “You” Season Three viewing thread

Penn Badgley’s nipples return.

by Anonymousreplies 1October 15, 2021 10:46 AM

Former President Bill Clinton admitted to hospital with infection

Former President Bill Clinton was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday for an infection, according to a spokesperson, but is recovering.

"On Tuesday, President Clinton was admitted to UCI Medical Center to receive treatment for a non-COVID-related infection," Angel Ureña, spokesperson for Clinton, said in a statement. "He is on the mend, in good spirits and is incredibly thankful to the doctors, nurses, and staff providing him with excellent care."

He is expected to be released from the hospital soon, according to doctors.

Clinton, 75, served as president from January 1993 to January 2001.

He's had a number of health issues over the past two decades, though most related to heart problems. He had a quadruple bypass surgery in September 2004 and two coronary stents placed in his heart in February 2010. He also underwent surgery for a collapsed lung in 2005.

Clinton's doctors at UCI Medical Center in Orange, California, further elaborated on the former president's health in a statement.

"President Clinton was taken to UC Irvine Medical Center and diagnosed with an infection. He was admitted to the hospital for close monitoring and administered IV antibiotics and fluids," Drs. Alpesh Amin and Lisa Bardack said in the statement. "He remains at the hospital for continuous monitoring. After two days of treatment, his white blood cell count is trending down and he is responding to antibiotics well."

"The California-based medical team has been in constant communication with the President's New York-based medical team, including his cardiologist," the statement continued. "We hope to have him go home soon."

by Anonymousreplies 5October 15, 2021 10:09 AM

Another good job Mighty Joe!

"Together, we will stand up for the rights of all, including women and girls, members of LGBTQI+ communities, members of ethnic and religious minorities, those living with disabilities, and members of other marginalized groups. "We will promote accountability for governments that abuse human rights. And we will stand in solidarity with, and continue to work tirelessly in support of, the activists, human rights defenders, and peaceful protestors on the front lines of the struggle between freedom and tyranny." — President Biden in a statement.

by Anonymousreplies 2October 15, 2021 10:05 AM

Cheesy Pop from the Middle East

Gimme your best, girls!

by Anonymousreplies 7October 15, 2021 9:53 AM

Stonewall UK Under Fire

Damning report released.

by Anonymousreplies 0October 15, 2021 9:48 AM

WTF is wrong with Kerry? And WTF is the matter with Biden appointing him to anything.

Global warming, or climate change as the right-wing would have us call it (roll eyes), is too important to have a fool like Kerry handling it.

by Anonymousreplies 98October 15, 2021 9:41 AM

Tour of a typical Russian apartment

It's not as bad as I worried it might be after seeing the facade and the elevator. The girl seems sweet and she has a great attitude.

Thoughts?

by Anonymousreplies 116October 15, 2021 9:31 AM

Bradley James, Part 6

All things Bradley, continued now into a sixth thread! I haven't been here for parts 1-4, but has this been used yet? He's so cute...

by Anonymousreplies 594October 15, 2021 9:30 AM

This is Horrifying

Shouldn’t they sue their surgeons?

by Anonymousreplies 12October 15, 2021 9:17 AM

Sleepaway Camp (1983)

i wish more men dressed like the male counselors in Sleepaway Camp.

by Anonymousreplies 58October 15, 2021 9:03 AM

Netflix Suspends Trans Employee Who Spoke Out Against Chappelle Special

Netflix has suspended three employees, including a trans staffer who publicly spoke out against Dave Chappelle’s controversial comedy special, The Closer, which has come under sharp criticism from groups such as GLAAD and the National Black Justice Coalition over jokes those organizations and others have said were hurtful and cruel to or dismissive of the LGBTQ community.

Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos also defended Chappelle and said it would not remove his controversial special.

by Anonymousreplies 130October 15, 2021 8:44 AM

NAKED MEN 2021

The nudity continues...

by Anonymousreplies 134October 15, 2021 8:35 AM

Deon Estus (Wham! Bassist and singer of Heaven Help Me with a George Michael) dead at 65.

Heaven help me was a great song. I assume that Deon was family.

by Anonymousreplies 14October 15, 2021 8:27 AM

Prince William slams the billionaires' space race and says they should focus on fixing Earth's problems first

What do we think about this? On the one hand, I don't disagree with what he's saying. But on the other, more important hand, I'm surprised that a Royal who's been pretty great about toeing the line and not making controversial statements is . . . making controversial statements. I know he and Kate are focused on environmentalism, which is great, and he also announced the finalists for the EarthShot prize, which is great. But I don't think it behooves him to talk down about other people in his role.

by Anonymousreplies 3October 15, 2021 8:26 AM

La Brea

What sort of fresh fuckery is this?

More Hollywood silliness.

by Anonymousreplies 93October 15, 2021 8:15 AM

William O’Connor Part 3

Part 2 was Murieled.

Please continue to explore the jetsetting lifestyle of the Merry 4some.

by Anonymousreplies 177October 15, 2021 8:13 AM

Gregg Sulkin Shirtless in the Upcoming Netflix Comedy 'Pretty Smart'

Even with the American Accent, I can't get enough. Even though it'll likely suck, I'll probably watch just for him.

by Anonymousreplies 18October 15, 2021 7:52 AM

How does one do a search for threads that one started quite some time ago?

Like 3 years or more?

Tnx.

by Anonymousreplies 2October 15, 2021 7:52 AM

Sex is a risky business. What's the riskiest hookup or acting out situation you've put yourself into?

Please no posts about unsafe sex and STDs. Don't be boring.

by Anonymousreplies 2October 15, 2021 6:53 AM

Keep them in the closet

Which LGBTQ children of the famous led unhappy lives?

by Anonymousreplies 7October 15, 2021 6:39 AM

Dat Ass Bro: Beautiful Black Booty Part Two

Only Top Shelf Cakes

by Anonymousreplies 396October 15, 2021 6:38 AM

A royal first as Netherlands Prime minister confirms same sex marriage for the countrys monarch is acceptable

He was discussing the issue theoretically but confirmed that if the crown princess wanted to enter a same sex marriage she could marry a woman and not be barred, blocked or prevented from becoming the monarch.

It was often assumed by many that even in this very liberal country that a monarch in a same sex marriage would be a no no.

by Anonymousreplies 62October 15, 2021 6:32 AM

White House banking on another McConnell retreat over the debt ceiling

There is confidence inside the West Wing that the next standoff — slated for December — will end in a deal with Republicans like the last one did.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell may be insisting that he won’t help President Joe Biden and Democrats solve a debt ceiling impasse again.

But White House officials are still planning for the Kentucky Republican to climb down as yet another deadline approaches in December, after he convinced 10 Republican colleagues to break the logjam last week.

Inside the White House, aides don’t view McConnell’s insistence as a hard “no.” Instead, they consider the recent vote in the Senate to raise the debt limit for two months a harbinger for the future, underscoring that Republicans could easily join Democrats through regular order if need be.

by Anonymousreplies 3October 15, 2021 6:29 AM

Shepard Smith - I'm Proud To Be Part Of The Gay Community

Life is wonderful being out and gay and proud. I live my truth; it's not very interesting. I have a partner of nine years who I'm madly in love with and who I get to share ups and downs with and who's my rock and who loves my family. I'm so thankful to be in this position. I know even in this woke world, there are plenty of people struggling. Struggling about who they are and what people think of them. If you live your truth, there are no limits. I'm so proud and happy to be part of this loving gay community. It's fantastic.

It warms my little gay heart.

by Anonymousreplies 12October 15, 2021 6:27 AM

The 1993 WTC bombing

I think it was worse than most Americans were aware of. I remember hearing there was a bomb in a garage, but everyone was fine. It quickly left the news cycle.

by Anonymousreplies 4October 15, 2021 6:23 AM

What is/was your occupation?

Please share below what you do or did do for a career. What would you do instead?

I'm an attorney, but wish I would have became a dentist. The early sciences scared me.

by Anonymousreplies 236October 15, 2021 6:19 AM

William Levy has a new role!

"Cafe Con Aroma De Mujer."

A new part, and some new hair.

His career is rejuvenated at 40 years old.

Fabulous!

by Anonymousreplies 13October 15, 2021 6:18 AM

Lebanon's electricity grid is DEAD to me!

Remember when Beirut was thought of as the Paris of the Middle East?

Heads up, Texas! Winter is coming!

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Lebanon's electricity network collapsed on Saturday after the two most important power stations ran out of fuel, leaving private generators as the only source of power.

The state-owned electricity company has been providing citizens with just a few hours of power a day for months, but the total collapse of the national grid will compound the misery of those who can’t afford to run generators and had relied on those few hours.

The outage marks the latest milestone in the unraveling of Lebanon, which is undergoing what the World Bank has described as one of the world’s three biggest financial collapses of the past 150 years.

The banking system was the first to implode in 2019, triggering a 90 percent slide in the value of the currency that has left the government unable to afford fuel, food and medicine imports while plunging millions of Lebanese into poverty.

The electricity grid ground to a halt after the country’s two main power stations, Deir Ammar and Zahrani, ran out of diesel fuel, leaving the nationwide network without the minimum amount of power required to sustain it, said Energy Minister Walid Fayyad.

The government is working to secure emergency fuel supplies from other sources, including the army, to bridge the shortfall until a shipment of Iraqi oil due to arrive Saturday night can be offloaded and distributed into the network. At most, he said, the total outage can be expected to last only a couple of days, and he hoped to find a stopgap solution faster.

But the collapse is a reminder of the dire state of Lebanon’s electricity sector, which has been unable to provide 24-hour power for decades. In recent months, its capacity has been further eroded by the lack of money and by corruption, with smugglers diverting state purchases of fuel to sell at a profit in neighboring Syria.

A recent deal struck with Iraq to supply 80,000 tons of fuel a month still falls short of the minimum amount required to ensure a stable grid and at most will be able to keep the power on for about four hours a day, Fayyad said.

...

Fayyad said Lebanon’s best hope of securing electricity lies in a proposal backed by the United States to import gas from Egypt and electricity from Jordan via Syria with funding from the World Bank. But that could take several months to put in place, and in the meantime, Lebanese can still expect to receive very limited supplies of electricity.

Lebanon will need a lot of goodwill from the world for the gas deal to come through, including funding and an agreement from the United States to waive sanctions on Syria so that the gas can reach Lebanon, Fayyad said.

But if it works, the gas supply will prove cheaper and more efficient than the current system, which relies on pricey fuel imports, enabling a big improvement, he said.

by Anonymousreplies 39October 15, 2021 6:05 AM

Anti-vax, anti-mask Alabama teen councilman gets COVID

He's 19 and looks middle-aged.

I suspect hospital food is the first time he's ever tasted a vegetable.

by Anonymousreplies 285October 15, 2021 6:00 AM

Which did you think was the hottest of the Jets in the original film of "West Side Story"?

Well?

by Anonymousreplies 2October 15, 2021 5:41 AM
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