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Trump faces a pile of civil lawsuits as depositions begin

Trump, you in danger gurl.

by Anonymousreplies 29October 18, 2021 11:01 PM

Would you?

by Anonymousreplies 60October 18, 2021 11:00 PM

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 121October 18, 2021 11:00 PM


Piano Music, Soft Thunder and Rain Sounds.

WTF am I supposed to do with this?

by Anonymousreplies 11October 18, 2021 11:00 PM

Here She Is Boyz

Here she is world

Step aside Beanie

Here’s G*R*E*T*A

Can a PBS special be far behind?

by Anonymousreplies 38October 18, 2021 11:00 PM

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 176October 18, 2021 11:00 PM

Colin Powell’s lesbian daughter

What do we know about Linda? She’s a sometime actress in her mid-50s.

by Anonymousreplies 5October 18, 2021 11:00 PM

Colin Powell/Covid

He died of complications of Covid, despite being fully vaccinated. How does this even happen? Lacked a booster? Or underlying co-morbidities? Sad and scarey.

by Anonymousreplies 90October 18, 2021 10:59 PM

What Song Do You Want Played at Your Funeral?

I think this would make for a fun time.

by Anonymousreplies 24October 18, 2021 10:59 PM

Billy Porter criticizes Harry Styles' historic Vogue cover: 'All he has to do is be white and straight.'

Is a certain someone feeling a bit envious that they weren’t asked to do the cover?

“ Since Harry Styles' became the first man to grace the cover of American Vogue alone almost one year ago -- and did so wearing a full-length dress -- the British singer has come to symbolize a new, more expressive era of men's fashion. But he's the wrong face for the moment, according to actor Billy Porter, who has built a reputation around his gender-fluid fashion choices.

In an interview with British paper The Sunday Times, Porter argued there was a disconnect in the opportunities afforded to him as a Black, gay man and those given to Styles. "I feel like the fashion industry has accepted me because they have to," he said. "I created the conversation (about non-binary fashion) and yet Vogue still put Harry Styles, a straight white man, in a dress on their cover for the first time."

Porter, whose first autobiography "Unprotected: A Memoir" will be published later this month, spoke candidly about his delayed professional success. In the mid-aughts, the star struggled to book acting jobs after making his Broadway debut in 1991. By 2007, he was forced to declare bankruptcy. It wasn't until the Netflix series "Pose," for which Porter won an Emmy in 2019 for his performance of the ballroom MC Pray Tell that his career began to stabilize.

Now Porter is a red carpet regular, wearing eye-catching looks that push the conversation around gender and style forward. At the 2019 Academy Awards, he wore a voluminous black velvet tuxedo dress and followed it up at the 2020 Grammy Awards with a crystal-encrusted jumpsuit.

But proper credit is lacking, Porter told the paper, saying he "changed the whole game" when it came to men wearing skirts and dresses.

"I was the first one doing it and now everybody is doing it," he said. "I'm not dragging Harry Styles, but... He doesn't care, he's just doing it because it's the thing to do. This is politics for me. This is my life."

"I had to fight my entire life to get to the place where I could wear a dress to the Oscars," Porter continued. "All (Styles) has to do is be white and straight."

by Anonymousreplies 42October 18, 2021 10:59 PM

‘It was about to go down.’ Brawl at Panthers-Vikings game goes viral following tweet

A verbal back-and-forth between fans during the Carolina Panthers-Minnesota Vikings football game escalated into a brawl inside Bank of America Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

A video of the brawl is making its way on social media: It has over 1 million views on Twitter.

Eli Jones, who recorded the fight, told The Charlotte Observer on Monday that two fans who sat behind him had exchanged unpleasantries throughout the game.

“People were basically holding them back in the stands,” he said.

Following the game — a 34-28 overtime loss for the Panthers — a male Panthers fan waited for the Vikings fan in one of the entrance tunnels, Jones said. The Panthers fan had others waiting with him, Jones said.

“I knew it was about to go down,” Jones said.

A female Panthers fan actually incited the brawl, Jones said. She slapped the Vikings fan in the face, and a melee ensued, Jones said.

In the two-minute video, the Vikings fan is seen being held back as several Panthers fans confront him. The Vikings fan gets pushed to the ground then punched in the face, knocking him out. A woman confronts the Panthers fans, but she’s then knocked to the ground.

“I thought it was pretty crazy,” Jones said. “I’ve been going to Panthers games since I was a little kid, and I’ve seen a ton of fights, but never anything like this.”

An off-duty police officer did tackle the male Panthers fan before the brawl began, Jones said. Once other security personnel arrived, everyone was told to walk out of the stadium, he said.

Jones said he didn’t know if anyone was arrested.

In a statement to the Observer, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said the situation de-escalated before officers arrived.

“CMPD never received a request from any of the individuals involved to file charges,” the statement read.

The video going viral isn’t something Jones said he expected when he first tweeted it out.

“I thought maybe some people on the Panthers’ Twitter would see it, but it just took off,” he said.

ESPN football analyst Ryan Clark, who played collegiately at Louisiana State and professionally with the Pittsburgh Steelers, retweeted Jones’ video.

“Bruh!” Jones, an LSU fan, said. “That was cool.”

Sunday’s fight is the latest viral episode at the Panthers’ stadium.

Last week, when the Panthers hosted the Philadelphia Eagles, two fans were recorded being escorted from a men’s restroom by police, allegedly they had sex in a stall. The video was posted on TikTok and has amassed over 10.7 million views.

The two Eagles fans had to leave the property for violating stadium policy, CMPD said in a statement to the media. No arrests were made, police said.

At the same game, a fan wearing a green hat ran onto the field and removed his shirt right before halftime. He laid down on the turf until security arrived and escorted him off the field.

In September 2019, Panthers fans were accused of participating in a brawl during a weather delay of a Thursday night game. They were ejected and banned indefinitely from the stadium, team officials said at the time.

by Anonymousreplies 19October 18, 2021 10:59 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 208October 18, 2021 10:58 PM

Jews & Sports

When I was a kid I played soccer and baseball with a lot of Jewish kids. Some of them were freaking incredible athletes. One jewish guy I I knew received a soccer scholarship to play for UCLA. He turned it down. Why do so many Jews drop sports after high school? Is there something in their culture that says sports aren't a viable future? Many of them go into sports broadcasting, ownership etc. Curious why they don’t coach?

by Anonymousreplies 23October 18, 2021 10:58 PM

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

From Part 1

by Anonymousreplies 464October 18, 2021 10:58 PM

Tasteful Friends: A Victorian 98K Bargain (or Barn?) in Swinging Sharon, PA, (not really near Pittsburgh or Cleveland)

Retire in This upper middleclass Victorian Shingle style painted in dreary earth tones, but featuring built-ins, A GRAND STAIR CASE, pocket doors, “vintage” kitchen and garage. At only 98K could this sturdy home be your retirement project?

by Anonymousreplies 6October 18, 2021 10:57 PM

Kourtney Kardashian and tattooed rocker Travis Barker are engaged y'all!

Congrats to the happy couple!

by Anonymousreplies 21October 18, 2021 10:57 PM

NYC Hustlers

Has everything gone online? Is there any place the rentboys hang out these days? I've heard that even the Townhouse doesn't have hustlers hanging around anymore.

by Anonymousreplies 2October 18, 2021 10:57 PM

Billy Porter hits out at Vogue featuring straight white male star in their first gender neutral fashion shoot

'I changed the game, Harry Styles doesn't care'


by Anonymousreplies 45October 18, 2021 10:57 PM

The Guardian investigates femcels, the female incels

"Theirs is a non-violent resistance. Rather than blaming the opposite sex for their unhappiness, as some of their male counterparts do, femcels tend to believe their own “ugliness” is the root cause of their loneliness. Posting anonymously on platforms they have designed for themselves, they argue that they are invisible due to their abnormal appearance, and that our beauty-centric, misogynistic culture prevents them from being accepted. There is anger and open grappling with self-esteem, but no extreme hatred and no sense of entitlement within the community."

by Anonymousreplies 11October 18, 2021 10:54 PM

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 171October 18, 2021 10:52 PM

18-year-old was robbed, penis partially severed & was set on fire (but survived) after meeting man on gay dating site in Jamaica

October 18, 2021

[quote][italic]The18-year-old was robbed, had his penis partially severed, and was set on fire in Montego Bay, Jamaica, by three men.[/italic]

[quote]A group of three men in Jamaica kidnapped, disfigured, then set fire to an 18-year-old who believed he was meeting a man from a gay dating site.

[quote]The victim, from St. James, told police that he went to a location at Montego Bay where he and the man from the gay dating site agreed to meet. When he got there, the man showed up with two others, according to local newspaper The Gleaner. They took the victim’s cell phone, wallet, and bank cards. They then assaulted him until he told them his bank information.

[quote]Afterward, the alleged assailants tried to use the victim’s bank card to get money out of an ATM but failed to withdraw the cash.

[quote]“They returned to where they were holding their victim, and on this occasion, he was forced to transfer money into an account that they gave him,” a police officer told the paper.

[quote]The officer said the three men were drinking alcohol and doused the victim in it, cut off part of his penis, set him on fire, and left him to die.

[quote]“He is a very lucky young man because although they left him in a critical condition, he managed to make his way to a security checkpoint in the community where they assisted him to the hospital, where he was admitted in critical condition,” the officer added.

[quote]The incident isn’t the first of its kind. The paper reported that a similar scheme had been set up before where kidnappers and thieves would use a gay dating site to lure victims to secure locations to rob them. However, authorities believed they had ended the practice.

[quote]In January 2020, a similar case caught international headlines when a warehouse manager, 43-year-old Allie Jackson, also used the gay dating site to meet with someone. He went missing. Eventually, his body was found in a shallow grave.

[quote]Two men have been arrested and charged with Jackson’s death, according to The Gleaner.

by Anonymousreplies 8October 18, 2021 10:52 PM

A California Construction Worker Asked a Speeding Motorist to Slow Down. He Was Shot Seven Times In Response.

The family of a California Black construction worker wants answers after their loved one was shot several times in what is now being looked at as a potential hate crime.

Bobby Gayle is still recovering, KCRA reported this week, after being shot seven times this month in the town in California’s Central Valley. The incident took place on Oct. 8 while the 45-year-old man was on the job at a north Stockton restaurant.

Bobby’s brother, Marlon Gayle, told the outlet that his brother had just finished the job when the shooting occurred. Marlon claims that Bobby saw a man driving at high speed through the parking lot and yelled for him to slow down.

The brother said the man, identified as Michael Hayes, 31, stopped his truck, got out and started shooting and spouting racial slurs. Marlon told the outlet he believes “it was a hate crime.”

He added, “The guy doesn’t know my brother. My brother doesn’t know him. Out of nowhere, he started calling him the N-word and started shooting him.”

On Friday, Hayes was charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon. Police are investigating the incident as a possible hate crime.

Marlon Gayle said he learned of his brother’s shooting through several voicemails the father of five left on his phone. The shooter missed several major arteries, but Bobby was ultimately hit in his throat, upper arm, shoulder and two times in the face.

The brother says they “don’t know if he’ll be able to work at the same capacity.” He added, “The doctors are letting us know. Our first thing … is being able to see that he is breathing right. He’s talking right.”

Prior to Hayes’ arrest, Stockton Police shared photos of the man and his truck on Facebook. There was also a $10,000 reward for information leading to the suspect’s arrest.

Stockton Police Assistant Chief Jim Chraska said that the department was “working with reporting to the California Department of Justice as well as the FBI. We have an officer on the FBI task force. So it’s important to us to make sure we get the community’s help.”

After the arrest, Stockton Police Chief Eric Jones thanked the “anonymous tipster and the hard work of our detectives for bringing a quick resolution to this case for the victim and his family.”

A GoFundMe has since been set up to assist in Bobby Gayle’s recovery process.

by Anonymousreplies 9October 18, 2021 10:51 PM

Owen Jones is getting really anxious and nervous that Stonewall is going to have its wings clipped

The tide really seems to be turning in the UK with regards to Stonewall and its influence . A sign of this being a bbc radio documentary series by Stephen Nolan on the power and influence of Stonewall and Owen Jones increasingly vocal nervousness and lecturing on this defending Stonewall on social media.

More and more questions are being asked about stonewalls influence particularly around trans issues and self Id in the UK.

by Anonymousreplies 3October 18, 2021 10:50 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 274October 18, 2021 10:50 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 304October 18, 2021 10:50 PM

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 142October 18, 2021 10:50 PM

Anon Hotel Scene

Once in a while, I see someone on a hookup app advertise that they’re at a hotel, lubed up, asking for men to come by and fuck them raw. Now that I’m on descovy, I’ve been tempted to participate, but something stops me. Have you had any good experiences with this? Or did you regret it?

by Anonymousreplies 26October 18, 2021 10:49 PM

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 24October 18, 2021 10:48 PM

What happened to futons?

I loved them. They were so comfortable.

They were big in the 80’s and 90’s.

by Anonymousreplies 1October 18, 2021 10:48 PM

Do you sing to your pets and/or give them nicknames?

Just wondering.

by Anonymousreplies 16October 18, 2021 10:48 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 389October 18, 2021 10:47 PM

Post Pictures of Gorgeous Gay Men, Part 26

Last thread got paywalled.

by Anonymousreplies 69October 18, 2021 10:47 PM

If Marilyn Monroe hadn't died in 1962, where would she be today ?

Which route would she have taken ?

by Anonymousreplies 344October 18, 2021 10:47 PM

Season 3 of "Succession"

We're nearly a week away, and I'm excited. Apparently this whole season will be about the Roys in trouble and spinning out of control in the wake of Kendall's big press revelation that his father has committed all kinds of improprieties.

New regulars this season include Alexander Skarsgård as "a tech founder and CEO." Adrien Brody as "a billionaire activist investor who becomes involved in the ownership of Waystar," and Hope Davis as the daughter of Sandy Furness, Logan Roy's arch-enemy.

by Anonymousreplies 107October 18, 2021 10:47 PM


“‘Dune’ Review: Spectacular and Engrossing…Until It Isn’t” - Variety

“A ponderous trudge through the desert.” - Hollywood Reporter

by Anonymousreplies 466October 18, 2021 10:46 PM

SEC hits Tennessee with $250K fine after fans throw trash on field during Ole Miss game

The University of Tennessee has been hit with a six-figure fine following the scene at Neyland Stadium on Saturday night.

The SEC announced Monday that it has assessed a $250,000 fine to Tennessee after fans threw objects onto the field late in UT’s game against Ole Miss. The outrage from those on hand came after officials ruled Volunteers tight end Jacob Warren short of the line to gain on a crucial fourth-and-24 play late in the game. Ole Miss would go on to win 31-26.

The play was reviewed and the call on the field was upheld, causing an uproar from fans who were already upset about numerous other calls throughout the game. Fans began throwing objects like water bottles onto the field. One fan even managed to hit Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin with a golf ball.

As the barrage of objects was thrown onto the field, the game was delayed for several minutes. The Ole Miss players moved onto the field to avoid being hit with objects on their sideline. Additionally, members of the Tennessee band and cheerleading squad left the field altogether.

[quote] “The final minute of the Ole Miss-Tennessee football game was interrupted and delayed when some fans threw objects onto the playing field, interrupting the competitive opportunity for both teams, endangering contest participants and prompting relocation of the University of Tennessee marching band and members of cheerleading squad,” the SEC said.

SEC commissioner Greg Sankey called Saturday night’s events “unacceptable under any circumstances.”

“The disruption of Saturday night’s game is unacceptable and cannot be repeated on any SEC campus,” Sankey said.

In addition to the $250,000 fine, the SEC also set a series of requirements for Tennessee to meet.

The conference said UT must “use all available resources, including security, stadium and television video, to identify individuals who threw objects onto the playing field or at the opposing team.” The individuals who get identified will be banned from attending Tennessee athletic events for the remainder of the 2021-22 academic and athletic year.

The SEC also wants Tennessee to review its “game management procedures and alcohol availability policies” and provide a report to the SEC office “to summarize its efforts to identify and penalize offenders and its plan to enact policies to prevent future similar incidents.”

As of now, the SEC is not suspending alcohol sale privileges at Tennessee.

[quote] “Today’s actions are consistent with the oversight assigned by the membership to the SEC office, including the financial penalty and review of alcohol availability. We will use this opportunity to reemphasize to each SEC member the importance of providing a safe environment even with the intensity of competition that occurs every week,” Sankey said.

[quote] “We will also reengage our membership in further review of the alcohol availability policy to consider additional measures for the sale and management of alcohol while providing the appropriate environment for collegiate competition.”

by Anonymousreplies 11October 18, 2021 10:43 PM

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 34October 18, 2021 10:42 PM

NFL 2021 Season!!!

Is only 6 weeks away! I cannot wait! I’m a fan of the LA Rams and I’m so excited to see what Stanford will bring to the team. Any other NFL fans here? What are you excited about?

This new commercial has got me PUMPED UP!! WHOOOOOOOO! LETS GOOOOOOOO!!

by Anonymousreplies 214October 18, 2021 10:40 PM

Tasteful friends: "Blue skies smiling at me!"

This view from Central Park South could be yours "everyday, everynight".

What say you?

by Anonymousreplies 19October 18, 2021 10:38 PM

Colin Powell Dead From Coronavirus

He was 84 years old. RIP.

by Anonymousreplies 20October 18, 2021 10:38 PM

William and Kate stun at the Earthshot Prize Ceremony

The first Earthshot Prize Ceremony was held tonight in London. It's an environmental award, which will run for 10 years. Next year's ceremony will be in the US - a chance for Harry and Meghan to join in!

With various celebrity guests and live music - Coldplay and BTS performed using electricity generated by 60 cyclists!

According to the Daily Mail:

Prince William channelled his inner James Bond today as he joined Kate Middleton who stunned in a custom Alexander McQueen dress on the green carpet for the first ever Earthshot Prize Awards Ceremony in London

Tonight is first ceremony in Duke of Cambridge's decade-long global environmental competition with a set of A-list judges set to join the show which will see winners handed £1million for an idea to protect the planet

Kate wore the dress, which has been custom made for her and worth £4,290, to a BAFTA event in LA in 2011

by Anonymousreplies 28October 18, 2021 10:36 PM

HBO: The Way Down

Anyone watching? I’m enjoying after two eps. Gwen Shamblin and the Remnant Church have a lot of doc qualities I seek: very rich & shallow corrupt people, cults, fat shaming, southern but not too southern, big hair, washed up formerly hot beefcake actors (Joe Lara), material excess, plane crashes, and, ultimately: karma often gets you in the end. To paraphrase an ex-church member: Gwen’s new religion rejected the holy trinity for a new holy trinity: money, prestige, and power.

by Anonymousreplies 20October 18, 2021 10:36 PM

Hunter Bigham + Tyler Saint

I didn't realize Tyler got married and settled down in Mississippi.

Have any other ex-porn stars settled into this level of blissful domesticity?

by Anonymousreplies 209October 18, 2021 10:35 PM

Cute German Shepherd with hot owner, loses 50 pounds!

If he can do it, you can too.

Get up and move, fatties!

by Anonymousreplies 10October 18, 2021 10:34 PM

Marlena to be REPOSSESSED!

Will her head spin around this time?

by Anonymousreplies 10October 18, 2021 10:33 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 96October 18, 2021 10:33 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 43October 18, 2021 10:33 PM

Welp. We have a month until Thanksgiving and two months until Christmas.

Are you excited? Anxious? Depresssed?

What are your plans?

Please share.

by Anonymousreplies 6October 18, 2021 10:33 PM

Beanie Feldstein/Jonah Hill in a wig *IS* 'Funny Girl'!

Good fuck, this looks terrible. As expected. Jane Lynch will only help the hopeless cause by cackling to the audiences.

by Anonymousreplies 184October 18, 2021 10:32 PM

Cruises - Class, or trash?

Straights with mild wanderlust and mild travel funds seem to enjoy taking cruises to Alaska and the cleaner parts of the Caribbean. But cruises seem to have a lot of food poisoning, balcony murders, crew labor abuses, and pollution problems. Also, they seem like they're just a floating hotel full of fats and drunks.

Are they ever worth it, or are they just a low-rent way to get loaded in the sun for a week without having to speak a word of Spanish or carry a suitcase through a hotel lobby?

by Anonymousreplies 263October 18, 2021 10:29 PM

Maude Finlay Fan Club Thread

This is for fans of Maude F.

by Anonymousreplies 13October 18, 2021 10:29 PM

Busload of American Christian missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

"As many as 17 Christian missionaries from the United States and their family members, including children, were kidnapped on Saturday by a gang in Port-au-Prince as they were leaving an orphanage, according to Haitian security officials. Details of the kidnapping remained unclear, but local officials said the missionaries were abducted from a bus headed to the airport to drop off some members of the group before continuing to another destination in Haiti," The New York Times reported Saturday.

by Anonymousreplies 125October 18, 2021 10:28 PM

How is Lori Strode related to Michael Myers?

This was never addressed in the Halloween movies.

Especially since he came after her.

The movie never explained why.

by Anonymousreplies 16October 18, 2021 10:28 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 58October 18, 2021 10:28 PM

Glen Powell in hot wifebeater in Vanity Fair

I feel bad for him because this was supposed to promote Top Gun 2 before it was moved again from its holiday release date to next summer.

by Anonymousreplies 1October 18, 2021 10:26 PM

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

Keep going here since the other thread has locked up.

by Anonymousreplies 35October 18, 2021 10:24 PM

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 30October 18, 2021 10:23 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 108October 18, 2021 10:23 PM

For Your DL Entertainment - Let's Discuss Peter O'Toole

To keep from hijacking N & A thread......

Someone posted Peter O"Toole was most hammy British actor. Coming up against Laurence Olivier I find that hard to credit.

by Anonymousreplies 42October 18, 2021 10:22 PM

Look at Cockgobbler’s group of friends in Beverly Hills

🤮 I am so sick of these young white gay guys who probably moved to Beverly Hills from some Midwestern town being Republicans, or not caring that their “friend” is one who voted against their own rights.

Stay in the Midwest with that shit. But they loveeeee living in the blue cities they benefit from yet vote against Blue every time.

Make it make sense.

by Anonymousreplies 150October 18, 2021 10:20 PM

Tasteful Friends: tour the former home Johnny and Moira Rose

It's on the market for C$21, 888,000.

Frankly I think the Rosebud Motel was a step up in taste

by Anonymousreplies 9October 18, 2021 10:19 PM

The Great British Bake Off 2021

Returns Tuesday 09/21

On your marks, get set, bake!

by Anonymousreplies 208October 18, 2021 10:18 PM


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 522October 18, 2021 10:17 PM

Happy heavenly 101st to gay martyr Montgomery Clift

The best of the big three method actors, barely remembered today compared to Brando or Dean.

by Anonymousreplies 128October 18, 2021 10:17 PM

Thelma Louise Tits Up!

She had a great ass, but I couldn’t stare at it forever 😫

by Anonymousreplies 5October 18, 2021 10:16 PM

Official Wizard of New Zealand fired by city council after more than 2 decades

For more than two decades, the New Zealand city of Christchurch has annually paid thousands of dollars to Ian Brackenbury Channell, known as the official Wizard of New Zealand.

Now the city council wants him to disappear.

Channell has been paid $16,000 annually in New Zealand dollars (about $11,290 U.S.) – about $368,000 ($260,000 in U.S. dollars) over 23 years – for "acts of wizardry and other wizard-like services," the city's assistant chief executive Lynn McClelland said in a statement to USA TODAY.

"The Council is grateful for the valuable and special contribution The Wizard made to our city’s cultural life, and he will forever be a part of our history," she said.

Born in London, Channell began making appearances in the city's Cathedral Square in 1974, according to the city's library website. Over the years, his public appearances included rain dancing during droughts.

Popular with tourists, Channell's presence grew as New Zealand became known as the location where the "Lord of the Rings" movies were made.

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The council recently sent him a letter saying his services would no longer be needed and that his presence didn't fit with its new tourism message, in a move first reported by The Guardian. The city's "promotional landscape" is changing, McClelland said, and will reflect "a vibrant, diverse, modern city that is attractive to residents, domestic and international visitors, new businesses, and skilled migrant workers."

The council hasn't commented on another development: Channell's recent TV appearance, during which he discussed his attitude toward women.

"I love women, I forgive them all the time, I've never struck one yet," The Guardian reported Channell said on the TV show New Zealand Today. "Never strike a woman because they bruise too easily is the first thing, and they'll tell the neighbors and their friends … and then you're in big trouble."

Channell told The Guardian he had made fewer appearances lately because the council would not respond to his ideas on how to improve tourism.

"It's just they don't like me because they are old bureaucrats and everyone likes me and no one likes them," he told the outlet.

The city's website says it's the only city in the world to have its own wizard since 1982. That year, The New Zealand Art Gallery Directors Association dubbed Channell "a living work of art."

New Zealand Prime Minister Mike Moore also honored him with a citation in a 1990 letter, posted on Channell's website, noting "I am concerned that your wizard is not officially at the disposal of the entire nation." So Moore promoted him as, "the Wizard of New Zealand, Antarctica and relevant offshore areas" and a "National Treasure."

Channell had been prominent in protests against the city's plan to demolish some historic buildings damaged in a 2011 earthquake, according to an exhibit in the city's Christchurch Heritage Festival 2021.

McClelland said the last of the city's quarterly payments to Channell will be made after Dec. 31.

"The Council has met with the Wizard and sent him a letter thanking him for his services to Christchurch over the past decades, and informing him that we are bringing our formal contractual arrangement to a close," she said.

Channell told New Zealand news website Stuff he plans to continue making public appearances.

"It makes no difference," he said. "I will still keep going. They will have to kill me to stop me."

by Anonymousreplies 12October 18, 2021 10:10 PM

Coronation Street on ITV: Part 5

There'll be a week of post-watershed episodes starting on 31 May.

by Anonymousreplies 241October 18, 2021 10:04 PM

Ken Clarke is 🔥🔥🔥

A fitness and lifestyle coach from Indianapolis. He is very handsome!!!

by Anonymousreplies 41October 18, 2021 10:03 PM

Micah Plath is so hot.

For someone who came from a religious nut family, this guy ended up being a smokin' hot slut!

by Anonymousreplies 402October 18, 2021 9:59 PM

“Be Sweet” by Japanese Breakfast

Here is an amazing pop song for you all to enjoy. I enjoy it so much (it’s one of my favorites) I figured I would share with you all. Sharing is caring.

The video is stupid but the song fucking rocks.

by Anonymousreplies 5October 18, 2021 9:58 PM

Which actress didn't Warren Beatty slam?

Warren Beatty's reputation as a ladies man is a given. He's denied having had sex with thousands of ladies, but who was keeping count. Which women got away from him?

by Anonymousreplies 30October 18, 2021 9:57 PM

Susan Sarandon is entertaining the idea of a lesbian relationship?

Never knew.

by Anonymousreplies 32October 18, 2021 9:57 PM

Ben Barnes XXVI

Let’s begin

by Anonymousreplies 438October 18, 2021 9:53 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 171October 18, 2021 9:51 PM

Pork Chops

How do you make yours? What seasonings do you use?

I’ve never ever made them before (only eat them if I buy them from a restaurant or if someone makes them) but decided to buy a pack. I realized I didn’t know what to do with them today and threw together a bunch of ingredients and threw them in the air fryer.

I’m shocked, they came out good!!!! The pic below is them not done yet, that was halfway and I added more seasoning on top.

How do you make yours?

by Anonymousreplies 154October 18, 2021 9:46 PM

Buttigieg: 'I'm not going to apologize to Tucker Carlson'

[quote]"And I'm not going to apologize to Tucker Carlson or anyone else for taking care of my premature newborn, infant twins," Buttigieg said to host Jake Tapper. "The work that we are doing is joyful, fulfilling, wonderful work. It's important work and it's work that every American ought to be able to do when they welcome a new child into their family. I campaigned on that."

Good on him!

by Anonymousreplies 267October 18, 2021 9:45 PM

Marlon Brando on acting, James Dean, Montgomery Clift, Marilyn Monroe, and Shelley Winters (1990)

Conversation with author James Grissom via telephone in August 1990.

You're asking me now to look deeply into a mirror, because that is what takes place when an actor speaks of acting: I cannot help but reveal a great deal of myself in taking on my peers, in talking about what others did, or try to do, or are still trying to do.

It's dangerous territory.

One of the awful traps in the world of the actor is the tendency to remain an acting student to such a degree that your work remains a laboratory of your intentions and the ministrations of your particular teacher. When you study the piano or the guitar, there comes a day when you cannot believe that you are changing chords or sight-reading or composing your own music: It seems only seconds ago that you were the plodding student, searching for keys or strings, and now you are somewhat in control of this instrument and the history that resides around and within it. This is what must happen with acting as well. It happens with dance--dancers make the moves, invest them, own them, interpret them: until they no longer can. You find it impossible to believe that once those were painfully studied steps, drawn on paper. The great dancer makes it seem a wholly unique expression of his or her soul. This is what acting should be. Must be.

Beware of the actor who speaks persistently of his or her process. This is all they have. Remember when you stood before your teacher and tried to explain why the algebra homework was not forthcoming? You mentioned a sick mother; a busted refrigerator; a high fever; power outages. The fact remained that the homework was not done; you had failed. I feel this is the same process at work when actors tell you about their journals; their biographies; their sense-memory exercises that prevented sleep; their investigations of neighbors and scholars to fully understand the character they were playing. Inevitably, the most studious of these actors will provide the heaviest lifting, the most dutiful study, and the worst performances.

This was true of Shelley Winters, whom I adore, but who is always, persistently, consistently, and proudly Shelley. She does so much work, she says, wears herself out, writes biographies, and it's all the same. Her labor is her defense for not being a better actress.

James Dean was one of the most fascinating young men I ever met. He was so uncommonly beautiful. A mess, a cat's cradle of contradictions, if that is not in itself a contradiction. James--and I always called him James, because I wanted him to grow up--craved internship: He wanted to remain a student--of anything; of everything. Whatever subject came up--gardening, the occult, cooking, oral sex, Hinduism, Christian Science, German art, Art Deco--he rushed off to learn the most and embrace it. This is not a bad way to be, but there needs to be discipline of the mind and the body. I fail at this all the time, myself, so I'm not criticizing James lightly.

James wanted to love and to be loved, and this shows in his acting. You see the ministrations, the effort: He is never any character but James trying to get your attention and your affection. He was so insanely young when he died--you grieve for the actor he might have become; you can see the seed of greatness in what he did.

You want to love him and hold him in a way you don't with Marilyn, for instance, because Marilyn's needs came with a freight no human could maintain, but James only wanted the love, the touch, the challenge to build himself up. There was a reward in whatever you gave to James.

He had an intellectual inferiority that was like Marilyn's--he read all the time, wanted to know everything. This was sweet in him--it was a good quality.

Monty [Clift] seemed almost absent of any curiosity of anything unless it was a cock or a drug or a part he might be up for. I loved Monty, even if I found myself so depressed after any time I spent with him.

by Anonymousreplies 50October 18, 2021 9:43 PM

Punchable Faces

B.J. Novak

by Anonymousreplies 106October 18, 2021 9:41 PM

Subtle yet unmistakable signs someone has a personality disorder

A female who doesn't have any female friends.

What are some other examples?

by Anonymousreplies 133October 18, 2021 9:40 PM

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 97October 18, 2021 9:39 PM

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 297October 18, 2021 9:39 PM

Klan Fuckers On All Threads Bitching About Meghan Part 2

Please continue.

by Anonymousreplies 14October 18, 2021 9:34 PM


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 62October 18, 2021 9:34 PM

The Amazing Colin Powell Has Died! Despite getting played by GW Bush, he was still a great American!

(CNN)Colin Powell, the first Black US secretary of state whose leadership in several Republican administrations helped shape American foreign policy in the last years of the 20th century and the early years of the 21st, has died from complications from Covid-19, his family said on Facebook. He was 84.

"General Colin L. Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, passed away this morning due to complications from Covid 19," the Powell family wrote on Facebook. "We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American," they said, noting he was fully vaccinated. Powell was a distinguished and trailblazing professional soldier whose career took him from combat duty in Vietnam to becoming the first Black national security adviser during the end of Ronald Reagan's presidency and the youngest and first African American chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President George H.W. Bush. His national popularity soared in the aftermath of the US-led coalition victory during the Gulf War, and for a time in the mid-90s, he was considered a leading contender to become the first Black President of the United States. But his reputation would be forever stained when, as George W. Bush's first secretary of state, he pushed faulty intelligence before the United Nations to advocate for the Iraq War, which he would later call a "blot" on his record.

by Anonymousreplies 56October 18, 2021 9:33 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 343October 18, 2021 9:20 PM

A deal with the devil.

The disgraced former president has got to have some sort of pact with the devil. Why won't he die already? Come on, obese, bad diet, etc. No other explanation.

by Anonymousreplies 28October 18, 2021 9:15 PM

Guy Pearce

I got interested in him again when I watched Mare of Easttown. (A silly character that amounted to nothing.)

I thought he was SEXY, decades ago. Small stature, skinny ripped man - not handsome, feral and hot.

I'm about to watch Jack Irish. Any fans of Jack Irish?

Discuss Guy Pearce

by Anonymousreplies 50October 18, 2021 9:14 PM

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 97October 18, 2021 9:09 PM

SNL 10/16/21

Host: Rami Malek

Musical Guest: Young Thug

by Anonymousreplies 192October 18, 2021 9:08 PM

Most likely to secede

Which region/province/former sovereign nation do you think is most likely to secede from its current national affiliation?

All of these places have secessionist movements at work within them.

by Anonymousreplies 9October 18, 2021 9:08 PM

What’s so bad about ‘Liberals’ anyway?

At least they don’t kill people like white supremacists.

So what if liberals want to get gay married, save the environment, have affordable healthcare, have public transportation, civil rights, fair pay, unions, criminal justice reform, clean lakes and rivers? So what?

At least they are not trying to kill everyone. Or take away their rights. Or lock them in private prisons. Or kill black children with police issued guns, commit mass shootings, assaulting Capitol police and trying to overturn elections.

by Anonymousreplies 49October 18, 2021 9:07 PM

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 264October 18, 2021 9:04 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 145October 18, 2021 9:02 PM

Pelosi pulls $1.2T infrastructure bill from promised House vote. AOC wins

Facing an embarrassing defeat at the hands of progressives in her party, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was forced to cancel a vote on a Senate-passed $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill Thursday.

Democratic leadership failed to garner the support needed for passage after the party’s far-left flank vowed to block the measure until there is movement on a sweeping $3.5 trillion social spending bill.

The feud threatens two of President Biden’s top legislative priorities and has so far confounded party leaders, senior congressional staffers, and White House aides who have sought a solution.

Pelosi had insisted all week that the infrastructure legislation would come up for a vote Thursday. She had initially promised moderate members of her conference who supported that measure that it would be voted on by Sept. 27, but allowed the deadline to slide as she sought to placate progressives who wanted to vote on the larger bill first.

Jayapal told reporters that she believed Manchin’s statement had galvanized more progressives to vote against the infrastructure bill — which Manchin played a key role in negotiating — and insisted that her bloc had the votes to bring down the measure,

House progressives been encouraged in their intransigence by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who told reporters that he did not see an agreement on the final form of the social spending bill coming together by Thursday evening and cautioned that progressives would lose leverage if the infrastructure bill was passed first.

“What deal, what deal?” Sanders asked. “We do not know what the deal is. If it’s a $10 trillion deal I will sign off on it.”

House Democratic moderates are similarly incensed after Pelosi cut a deal with them in July to hold a vote on the infrastructure measure in exchange for their votes on a budget allowing Democrats to move forward with the $3.5 trillion plan — which they are attempting to pass without Republican support.

Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.), the chair of the moderate-conservative Democratic Blue Dog Coalition, threatened to withhold her vote on the reconciliation bill on Wednesday if the bipartisan bill did not come before the House, arguing that the delay had hindered her “trust” that leadership and progressives would negotiate with them in good faith.

by Anonymousreplies 196October 18, 2021 8:57 PM

Wendy Williams

Is she OK?

by Anonymousreplies 164October 18, 2021 8:54 PM

These products may be hard to find due to supply chain issues

Can't find what you need at the store again? You're not alone.

As the world reaches the two-year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic, more items are becoming scarce because of a supply chain shortage across the globe.

Supply chain concerns are due to “record-level congestion at the Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach that has spread to the East Coast, the widespread power outages across China, shortages of truck drivers and service workers, and COVID-19-fueled infections and restrictions,” Tinglong Dai, a business professor at Johns Hopkins University, told USA TODAY in an email.

Shipping prices have skyrocketed, and the demand for items has outpaced the suppliers.

Before making a grocery list, here is a list of items you might not find:

Ben & Jerry flavors: This frozen treat is usually the perfect dessert, but in an email on Sept. 14, Ben & Jerry's parent company Unilever cited labor shortages as the reason for reducing the amount of flavors produced. The company said it will focus on producing its most popular flavors. Phish Food lovers, you have nothing to worry about.

Carbonated drinks: Fertilizer plants, which lead to the production of carbon dioxide, had to reduce their output due to rising costs, causing shortages in food and other products, Per Hong, senior partner at consulting firm Kearney, said to CNBC. “We almost certainly will be faced with a global shortage of CO2 that is used widely. CO2 is used extensively in the food value chain from inside packaged food to keep it fresher longer, for dry ice to keep frozen food cold during delivery, to giving carbonated beverages their bubbles,” he said.

Chicken: People have substituted fast food for home-cooked, comfort meals causing chicken to become scarce. In May, suppliers announced a shortage of chicken limiting some restaurants' menu items and increasing the price in stores.

Coffee: Brazil is a supplier of most of the world's coffee, but the country has been experiencing a drought that slowed the production and transportation of coffee beans.

Diapers: Households with small children should be aware that diaper prices have increased due to raw material price raises, shipping delays and container shortages, according to Business Insider. Diaper manufacturers, Proctor & Gamble (Pampers and Luvs) and Kimberly-Clark (Huggies) announced price increases in early April.

Fish sticks: A customs dispute between the U.S. and Canada has kept the Alaska pollock, used for fish sticks and sandwiches, stored across the border. Cross-border restrictions have halted the transportation of the fish and may cause permanent seafood supply chain issues.

Frozen Meals: Rodney Holcomb, food economist at Oklahoma State University, explained to ABC27 News that concerns over the delta variant have some customers buying more than usual, as we saw at the beginning of the pandemic, just in case there is another lockdown.

Heinz ketchup packets: With restrictions on indoor dining, most people switched to pickup, takeout and delivery orders, limiting the supply of individual ketchup packets. Kraft Heinz confirmed to USA TODAY in early April that it is working to increase supplies, such as adding manufacturing lines that will increase production by about 25% for a total of more than 12 billion packets a year.

Marie Callender’s pot pies: The holidays call for comfort foods – even if you aren't the one making it. But expect shortages of Marie Callender's 10-ounce and 15-ounce pot pies. According to parent company Conagra, it would be allocating shipments through Nov. 29 after it "encountered packing material challenges from our tray and carton supplier resulting in a production interruption," CNN Business reports.

by Anonymousreplies 27October 18, 2021 8:54 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 67October 18, 2021 8:52 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 220October 18, 2021 8:52 PM

DLers, Tell Us About Houston, Texas

It's the 8th largest CSA (greater metro area) in the US, and the 4th most populous city.

Yet other than "NASA is based there" I'm not sure many Americans could tell you much about it versus other major cities, even its arch-rival Dallas.

What is special about Houston and why do so many people live there?

by Anonymousreplies 354October 18, 2021 8:51 PM

'America's Got Talent: Extreme' officially halts production after contestant is severely injured in stunt gone wrong

America’s Got Talent: Extreme has officially halted production after contestant Jonathan Goodwin was hospitalized after a horrific accident last week.

"Our thoughts and prayers remain with Jonathan Goodwin and his family as he continues to recover from his accident on Thursday," an AGT production spokesperson tells Yahoo Entertainment. "In order to focus on the wellbeing of our crew, we will be temporarily pausing production on America's Got Talent: Extreme and will resume the last few days of filming at a later date. The health and safety of our cast and crew continue to be our priority."

Goodwin, a 41-year-old British daredevil whose Instagram bio calls him the "world's greatest theatrical stunt performer," was severely injured on Thursday night on the Georgia set of the new series, which is a spin-off of NBC competition series America's Got Talent. The stuntman was crushed by two cars, which then erupted into flames during his act, which was filmed at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.

He then fell a reported 40 feet to the ground and missed the airbag on which he was supposed to land, falling on his head instead, according to a 911 call obtained by The Sun. The production spokesperson said Goodwin was responsive while being airlifted to the hospital for care.

A graphic video obtained by TMZ shows the rehearsal gone wrong. Goodwin, known for dangerous stunts, was in a straight-jacket and was supposed to fall underneath the cars before they collided. However, the timing was off, the cars crushed him and then he fell to the ground, missing his mark. The outlet reported that production sources who witnessed the accident said it was so horrific they thought Goodwin had died.

His condition is unknown beyond the production company saying he "continues to recover." TMZ reported he was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, had surgery and is in a trauma unit.

A rep for Goodwin has not responded to request for comment. However, a spokesperson for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) tells Yahoo the regulatory agency "is aware of this incident and has opened an inspection."

Goodwin was on America's Got Talent last year, doing a death-defying fire act, but this new spin-off — with judges Simon Cowell, Nikki Bella, Travis Pastrana and host Terry Crews — has been touted by NBC as "the most outrageous, unique and jaw-dropping acts of enormous scale and magnitude that simply cannot be confined to a theater stage."

Cowell created the Got Talent franchise through his company Syco Entertainment. America's Got Talent has aired since 2006 and there are spin-offs in nearly 70 countries. This is the first Extreme edition.

by Anonymousreplies 6October 18, 2021 8:48 PM

Welcome to TELOSA!

If Marc Lore's vision comes to fruition, 50,000 residents could be living in a egalitarian utopia by 2030.

Lore, who stepped down as CEO of Walmart's US e-commerce division earlier this year, announced last month that he plans to build a futuristic city known as Telosa. Telosa - which gets its name from an Ancient Greek word meaning "highest purpose" - plans to offer its citizens equal access to education, healthcare, and transportation. Residents will get around in autonomous vehicles and the city will run on renewable energy, Telosa's website promises.

While citizens of Telosa will be able to build their own homes and sell them, the city will maintain ownership of the land itself, Lore told USA Today's Scott Gleeson on Sunday. He calls his vision for the city "equitism" - a mash-up of equality and capitalism.

"The sole purpose of creating a city in the desert would be so it's owned by the community, basically take all the appreciation of the land and give it back to the citizens," Lore told USA Today. "Taxes paid will go back to the city for infrastructure - roads, tunnels and bridges - so everyone would know exactly where their money is going."

It's an ambitious endeavor, and an expensive one: the city's website estimates the first phase will cost $25 billion, with the total cost of the city surpassing $400 billion. It will be funded by investors and philanthropists, as well as government grants and subsidies, according to the Telosa website.

There's no set location for Telosa just yet, but a few regions have been mentioned as possibilities: Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Arizona, Texas, and the Appalachian Region, which includes 13 states in the eastern part of the US.

The first phase of Telosa - stocking the city with 50,000 residents by 2030 - will likely include an application process, Lore told USA Today.

"Settlers" of the city will be chosen via a selection process focused on diversity and inclusion, he said, and he's working to determine the criteria with the help of a team of staff and volunteers that includes architects, economists, engineers, climate experts, and more.

Lore told USA Today that he also plans to build a venture capital fund for startups willing to relocate to Telosa.

In renderings of Telosa created by the prestigious Danish architectural firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), the streets are filled with robots and autonomous vehicles, there's a high-speed rail system, and a futuristic skyscraper - dubbed "Equitism Tower," according to USA Today - dominates the skyline.

Telosa may be Lore's most radical undertaking to date, but he has a long history of entrepreneurial projects. In 2005, Lore cofounded Quidsi, the parent company of Diapers.com, which he sold to Amazon six years later for $500 million. After a short stint at Amazon, Lore founded Jet.com, an e-commerce competitor that he sold to Walmart in 2016 for $3 billion in cash, plus stock. He served as Walmart's US e-commerce CEO for over four years, announcing in January 2021 that he was leaving to focus on building "a reformed version of capitalism," he told Recode at the time.

Like fellow tech billionaires Mark Cuban, Steve Ballmer, and the late Paul Allen, Lore has also gotten involved in the world of professional sports: In July, Lore and former Yankees star Alex Rodriguez teamed up to purchase the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves and the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx.

by Anonymousreplies 8October 18, 2021 8:46 PM

Ginger psycho granted parole

What do we feel about this? Reformed? I know he was a kid but his eyes are scary. Can't believe this was so long ago. Time flys.

by Anonymousreplies 81October 18, 2021 8:45 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 80October 18, 2021 8:44 PM

Dat Ass Bro: Beautiful Black Booty Part Two

Only Top Shelf Cakes

by Anonymousreplies 397October 18, 2021 8:43 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 111October 18, 2021 8:42 PM

Tell me your spooky stories DL. 🎃

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

by Anonymousreplies 30October 18, 2021 8:39 PM

Why did Christopher Cross' career go STRAIGHT INTO THE SHITTER?!

Didn't he win a bunch of Grammys, an Oscar and wrote a song for the Olympics, but then he was nowhere?

by Anonymousreplies 35October 18, 2021 8:32 PM

Would you hire an escort?

We had a debate about it over dinner Sunday night - a bunch of guys... edging (no pun intended) toward our Golden Girls years. Opinion was split between why not, why ever and I could see it but then again...

Personally I have no moral problem with it - maybe I should, but I don't. These days it's like Uber to me. My only consideration against the idea were practical... who needs herpes etc. Counter opinion was STI, D, whatever you call it can be caught anywhere but I counter with volume increases risk.

It was, nonetheless, a spirited discussion... so throwing it out here (again, recognizing it's not a new topic.)

by Anonymousreplies 13October 18, 2021 8:31 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 282October 18, 2021 8:30 PM

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 258October 18, 2021 8:23 PM

The Gays and Tennis: Part 101 - The Sunset Single

Young Grigor team or Norrie team?

Fritz team or Basilashvili team?

Badosa team or Azarenka team?

by Anonymousreplies 102October 18, 2021 8:20 PM

‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ reboot teaser trailer is here!

It looks so good! I can’t wait to watch this! It’s like Euphoria with killing.

I used to love the original.

by Anonymousreplies 59October 18, 2021 8:15 PM

Deidre Hall Warns That the Next Marlena Story Will Have Fans Saying, ‘I Don’t Even Know If I Can Go for That!’

What could it be? Sex change?

by Anonymousreplies 15October 18, 2021 8:13 PM

Have you personally ever known a convicted pedophile?

Did he/she deny the charges? Accept blame? What makes these folks tick?

by Anonymousreplies 140October 18, 2021 8:11 PM

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 138October 18, 2021 8:11 PM

Colin Powell was the first hot bro in the mirror

Pay your respects to the trailblazer, gays

by Anonymousreplies 5October 18, 2021 8:06 PM

Dorothy Zbornak fan club thread

This is for fans of Dorothy Z.

by Anonymousreplies 185October 18, 2021 8:03 PM

Texas governor signs new GOP voting restrictions into law

TYLER, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed an elections overhaul into law Tuesday that adds more voting restrictions in the booming state, after Democrats spent months protesting what they say are efforts to weaken minority turnout and preserve the GOP's eroding dominance.

Abbott signed the sweeping changes during a ceremony in the East Texas city of Tyler, where the surrounding county went for former President Donald Trump by a more than 2-to-1 margin last year. But it was far closer in Texas overall, with Trump carrying the state by 5 1/2 points, the thinnest margin of victory by a GOP presidential nominee here in decades.

The bill signing again underlined the hard right turn Texas Republicans made this year, including a new state law that took effect last week banning most abortions. Abbott said he chose Tyler because it was home to the voting bill's main author, Republican Sen. Bryan Hughes, who also authored the new abortion restrictions.

Already, the rewrite of Texas' voting laws are the target of at least three federal lawsuits — including another filed Tuesday — and all contend the changes will have a disproportionate impact on minorities. Abbott and other Republicans say it expands access by increasing the minimum number of early voting hours, but the law also puts new restrictions on late-night voting.

“I feel extremely confident that when this law makes it through the litigation phase, it will be upheld," Abbott said. “Because exactly what we've said, it does make it easier for people to be able to go vote. No one who is eligible to vote will be denied the opportunity to vote.”

Texas is among at least 18 states that have enacted new voting restrictions since the 2020 election, according to the Brennan Center for Justice.

The laws are part of a national GOP campaign, including in Florida, Georgia and Arizona, to tighten voting laws in the name of security, partly driven by Trump's false claims that the election was stolen.

Opponents did not wait for Abbott's signature to begin filing lawsuits against the new Texas law known as Senate Bill 1. The American Civil Liberties Union, minority rights groups and disability advocates are part of a broad coalition that filed separate lawsuits last week in federal court in Texas, accusing Republican lawmakers of violating the federal Voting Rights Act and intentionally discriminating against minorities.

Some changes squarely take aim at Harris County in the Houston area, where President Joe Biden carried the county of 1.6 million voters last year by a 13-point margin. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic last year, Harris County elections officials offered 24-hour polling places and drive-thru voting, which are now outlawed under the new law. The county also tried sending mail-in ballot applications to more than 2 million registered voters, but going forward in Texas, any elections official who tries sending an application to someone who doesn't request one could face criminal charges.

Partisan poll watchers are now also entitled to more movement, and election judges who obstruct them could also face criminal penalties, which Democrats argue could lead to voter intimidation.

“Black votes were suppressed today. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has intentionally signed away democracy for so many. We are disgusted," NAACP President Derrick Johnson said in a statement.

In response to new voting restrictions in GOP-controlled statehouses, Democrats in Congress want to pass new federal voting rights protections at the federal level but have been unable to overcome opposition from Senate Republicans.

by Anonymousreplies 23October 18, 2021 7:55 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 194October 18, 2021 7:54 PM

Was an older man ever interested in you?

When I was a senior in high school, I worked at a supermarket. I was particularly helpful to one customer, and he actually wrote down his number on his receipt and gave it to me!

My heart was beating out of my chest because I was one of the only out gays at my school and the other ones were really faggy bottoms so I had no interest in them. I did call him but we never actually got together because I was too chicken.

When you were younger, did an older man ever express interest in you? Who was it and what did he say or do?

by Anonymousreplies 217October 18, 2021 7:53 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 208October 18, 2021 7:53 PM

When did America go wrong? The reckoning is coming.

Where was the biggest turning point? Post ww2 please.

by Anonymousreplies 199October 18, 2021 7:53 PM

Lost Gay Porn Classics Thread #2

We had a bit of success last time around reuniting people with long-lost favorites, so why not try it again? Here's one I'd like to see the full version of..

by Anonymousreplies 2October 18, 2021 7:53 PM

Name parent/child stars equally accomplished

Judy Garland

Liza Minelli

by Anonymousreplies 235October 18, 2021 7:46 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 9October 18, 2021 7:40 PM

Things You Will Never Hear a Lesbian Say

"It's great that you're raising money for testicular cancer. That's such a worthy cause."

by Anonymousreplies 42October 18, 2021 7:40 PM

Bill Clinton Hospitalized.

Bill Clinton hospitalized in California for blood infection, spokesperson says

by Anonymousreplies 321October 18, 2021 7:37 PM

What's the weirdest cock you've ever seen?

Mine was a guy who got his injected with silicone. The silicone kind of hardened so that his cock looked like a flower with the cock head in the middle and the silicone petals sticking out all around it. Grotesque. I even drew a picture of it the next day so I would remember.

by Anonymousreplies 73October 18, 2021 7:29 PM

Most likely to secede

Which region/province/former sovereign nation do you think is most likely to secede from its current national affiliation?

All of these places have secessionist movements at work within them.

by Anonymousreplies 0October 18, 2021 7:27 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 318October 18, 2021 7:24 PM

Scream (2022) Reboot Trailer

I did a search and couldn't find one, sorry if this is a duplicate.

by Anonymousreplies 47October 18, 2021 7:24 PM

Are Vans Shoes Gay ? Are they in style?

Ok So I Have 50 Bucks And I only Have A Nike pair of sneakers but it dont match with my clothes so i was thinking of getting vans but people say their gay & then some people say their sexy

by Anonymousreplies 148October 18, 2021 7:22 PM

Law and Order: Special Rape Show - Why is it still on, and is it any good?

SVU started with a bang, and then got white-hot in the mid-2000s. Mariska is still on it, and has been carrying it for 10 years - it's like Grey's Anatomy with rapists - but what's the quality like these days? Is it still watchable?

The show is so old that I can remember how they handled homosexuals in the early seasons. Every gay they met was closeted, a hooker, or a drug-deal murder victim.

by Anonymousreplies 65October 18, 2021 7:22 PM

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 49October 18, 2021 7:21 PM

Is Rapp walking back his claims against Spacey?

Rapp Offers A Very Different Description of Kevin Spacey Sexual Assault Allegation In New Court Documents

Rapp has repeatedly amended his story of what allegedly occurred in 1986. In court documents [Rapp Forensic Psychiatric Evaluation] recently filed with the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, he provides his most dramatically different telling yet, describing how an intoxicated Kevin Spacey falls onto Rapp as “dead weight.”

[Kevin Spacey] “approached me, and he picked me up, he put his arm beneath me, because I was sitting on the edge of the bed. So he put his hand under my butt and down my legs to my knees, like scooped me like that and held me like a bride in that famous image…he laid me down on the bed on my back, and he laid on top of me…it felt like drunk and clumsy… his full weight was on my body…His hands were like behind my back clutching my shoulders…pressing his weight into me. I don’t recall him saying anything…was able to make the decision to squirm away…he wasn’t grinding into me, he wasn’t caressing me, it was just sort of dead weight and holding me.” - Anthony Rapp

It is unclear whether this new description of alleged events is Rapp’s attempt to walk back his sexual assault allegation against Kevin Spacey.]

He keeps changing his story so often, I can't keep up

BTW DL is quoted/ linked to at the bottom of the article LOL

by Anonymousreplies 22October 18, 2021 7:21 PM

The TRANS declare war on “Hamilton!

More, more!

by Anonymousreplies 166October 18, 2021 7:17 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 198October 18, 2021 7:16 PM

I nominate the "Does He Love You" redux for the new DL torch song

It takes Dolly awhile to warm up to the lyrics past "whisper singing/coo-ing" for her first few parts. Reba owns the song and Dolly is just along for the paycheck/possibly Grammy nom for best Country Duet/Collab.

All in all, though, it seems like a half-assed catfight at the assisted living facility over one of the young CNAs who couldn't care less about either of these old bitties. And I'm a Dolly fan, but she sounds weak and feeble in this one. Also, notice how Reba swigs back her drink, but Dolly only faux-sips her white wine. Tips to staying stick thin at age 75!

by Anonymousreplies 1October 18, 2021 7:16 PM

What Do You Think Is More Expensive Than It Should Be?

I was thinking about this recently and George Takei posted it on twitter today

by Anonymousreplies 105October 18, 2021 7:16 PM

A mysterious, devastating brain disorder afflicts dozens in Canadian province of New Brunswick

Alier Marrero is stumped.

For years, the neurologist in Moncton, New Brunswick, has seen patients with symptoms common to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a fatal brain disorder that affects one in 1 million people each year.

But diagnostic testing for the rare neurodegenerative syndrome keeps coming back negative, more patients with similar symptoms have turned up each year, and Marrero hasn't found another cause. Federal public health officials last year identified the cases as a cluster meriting further investigation.

Now Marrero and scientists and doctors from Canada and around the world are playing detective in a medical whodunit, racing to untangle the cause of the brain disorder that has afflicted 48 people, six of whom have died, in the Moncton area and New Brunswick's Acadian peninsula.

Those afflicted with the condition - called the New Brunswick Cluster of Neurological Syndrome of Unknown Cause, for now - have ranged in age from 18 to 85. Symptoms began in 2018 and onward for many of them, but one case in 2015 was identified retrospectively last year.

"The suffering is immense . . . because it's beyond physical," said Marrero, who works at Moncton's Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Center. "There's also the neuropsychiatric and moral suffering of the patients that is only partially relieved by medications."

An otherwise healthy 75-year-old woman arrived at the Dumont emergency department last June. For months, she had experienced unexplained weight loss and what she described to her daughter as a "trembling sensation" inside her body. Her legs felt heavy. One arm was shaking involuntarily.

The daughter said her mother is one of the cases under investigation.

"My mother goes to bed at night and questions herself: 'Am I going to wake up tomorrow, and if I do wake up tomorrow, am I going to be able to walk or talk?'" she said. "Because there's no answers. Nobody knows anything. There's no reasoning. There's nothing."

Patients experience a constellation of symptoms, Marrero said, usually beginning with atypical anxiety, depression and muscle aches or spasms. They develop sleep disorders, including insomnia so severe that they sleep only a few nights a week or not at all, even with medication. Their brains are atrophied.

Many experience blurred vision, memory problems, teeth chattering, hair loss and trouble with balance. Some, including those in palliative care being administered strong medications, suffer from uncontrollable muscle jerks. Others have rapid and unexplained weight loss and muscle atrophy.

Some have hallucinations, including what Marrero said are "terrifying hallucinatory dreams" that leave them afraid to go to sleep, and tactile hallucinations in which they feel as if insects are crawling on them. One symptom, particularly devastating for loved ones, is Capgras delusion, a belief that family members have been replaced by impostors.

"The rapidity in the constellation of features is something that - I've not seen this before," said Michael Strong, the neurologist who heads the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

The cluster was detected by the federal public health agency's Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease surveillance system, which monitors for CJD and other prion disorders. They occur when prions, misfolded proteins, build up and cause normal proteins in the brain to misfold. Under a microscope, the brains of people and animals with prion disorders resemble sponges with small holes.

Michael Coulthart, who heads the surveillance system, said it's notified of many suspected cases each year, but only a tiny number are confirmed. The system has identified 36 "definite and probable" cases of CJD in New Brunswick since 1998.

The system doesn't typically follow up on unconfirmed cases; the physician treating the patient is left to search for another diagnosis.

by Anonymousreplies 21October 18, 2021 7:15 PM

Sondheim’s quintessential lyric?

I’ll start: “I still want and/or love you.”

by Anonymousreplies 489October 18, 2021 7:15 PM

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 195October 18, 2021 7:15 PM

Confess your DL sins to the blocked poster thread

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by Anonymousreplies 45October 18, 2021 7:14 PM


How odd is it that men who had been unwillingly castrated before reaching puberty were quite common in many societies until fairly recently. And that many of them reached positions of power as they were not considered a threat.

by Anonymousreplies 5October 18, 2021 7:14 PM

Ellen launching “kind” skincare line

She has horrible skin and is a bully.

by Anonymousreplies 39October 18, 2021 7:12 PM

Bobby Flay and Food Network to Part Ways After 27 Years (EXCLUSIVE)

Superstar chef Bobby Flay and Food Network are poised to part ways after a 27-year run that has made the restaurateur and businessman one of the country’s most recognizable culinary figures.

Flay and Food Network have been in negotiations on a new contract for some time. His most recent exclusive three-year pact with the Discovery-owned cabler expires at year’s end. Sources close to the situation said that Food Network has ended the negotiations.

Flay representatives at WME declined to comment on the situation, citing the policy of not commenting on active negotiations. That’s an indication that Flay’s team sees some hardball negotiating tactics afoot. But sources close to Food Network say the decision has been made to move on as the sides were far apart on financial terms. Food Network declined to comment for this story.

The parting will come as a shock to longtime Food Network viewers. Flay has been a staple of its programming since 1994, when the cabler was still in its first year on the air.

Flay has fronted a slew of series and specials for the cabler, from recent offerings such as “Beat Bobby Flay” and “Brunch at Bobby’s” to the original “Grillin’ and Chillin’ ” series that established Flay as a charismatic chef barbeque master. Flay has also long been a regular contender on Food Network’s many game shows, from “Chopped” and “Iron Chef America” to “Worst Cooks in America,” “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” and “The Next Food Network Star.”

Recently Flay also hosted the series “The Flay List” with his young adult daughter Sophie.

In addition to his TV work, Flay operates numerous restaurants around the country, and he has authored more than a dozen cookbooks. In 2015, Flay became the first TV chef to be recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

by Anonymousreplies 112October 18, 2021 7:12 PM

Walking Dead: World Beyond - Season 2

Premieres tonight (Oct. 3) on AMC.

Nico Tortorella is back! And we finally get to see some man-on-man action in TWD universe.

This is also the final season, in a two-season story arc.

by Anonymousreplies 36October 18, 2021 7:10 PM

Obvious things - in hindsight - you were belatedly surprised to learn.

I just realized that the “19” in Covid-19 referred to the year 2019.

And as big a fan as I was of Mad Men, it wasn’t until after the series ended that I became aware that “Mad” was short for Madison Avenue.

by Anonymousreplies 420October 18, 2021 7:09 PM

Fear the Walking Dead - Season 6

Premieres tonight on AMC.

Because the world can never have enough of The Walking Dead Universe.

by Anonymousreplies 38October 18, 2021 7:05 PM

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 132October 18, 2021 7:05 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 95October 18, 2021 7:05 PM

The Real Housewives of Potomac season 6 thread #2

first thread is now paywalled

loving this season. I think Mia and her husband are good additions. Askale is kinda bland but tolerable in the friend role. Candiace, Gizelle, Wendy, Karen and even Robyn are bringing it this season. Who would have thought this several years ago but Ashley is actually the one least involved in the drama for once. Other than her constant spats with Candiace, she's got nothing this season besides having another baby.

last thread linked below

by Anonymousreplies 25October 18, 2021 7:00 PM

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 272October 18, 2021 6:59 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 214October 18, 2021 6:57 PM

Did Colin Firth's Ex wife destroyed him?!!

He was madly in love with her, and she humiliated him publicly. I think Colin was never the same after the scandal.

by Anonymousreplies 7October 18, 2021 6:54 PM

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 20October 18, 2021 6:53 PM

Why is my FF icon greyed out?

All of sudden the FF icons are greyed out. What gives?

by Anonymousreplies 6October 18, 2021 6:51 PM

Sex and the City’ Author Candace Bushnell Says Show Isn’t Feminist, Opens Up About Kim Cattrall and HBO Max Revival

Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell says HBO’s hit TV adaptation of her book should not be a model to live by.

Talking about obsessive fans for whom “the show really guides them,” Bushnell told the New York Post that landing a “Mr. Big” — Carrie Bradshaw’s (Sarah Jessica Parker) main love interest in the series — of their own should not be one’s primary goal in life.

“The reality is, finding a guy is maybe not your best economic choice in the long term. Men can be very dangerous to women in a lot of different ways. We never talk about this, but that’s something that women need to think about: You can do a lot less . . . when you have to rely on a man,” Bushnell said. “The TV show and the message were not very feminist at the end. But that’s TV. That’s entertainment. That’s why people should not base their lives on a TV show.”

The original series was based on Bushnell’s book of the same name, which itself had been adapted from her dating column — based on her own life — for the New York Observer. Darren Starr got the TV rights and turned it into the successful show that aired from 1998-2004 on HBO and spawned two feature films.

Bushnell is opening up about the show ahead of the December debut of HBO Max’s revival, And Just Like That…, which follows Carrie, Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte (Kristin Davis) as they navigate friendship in their 50s. Original series star Kim Cattrall famously will not return for the sequel, following a much-publicized feud with Parker.

Since the last feature film, the cast has been open about spats between Cattrall and the other stars, notably Parker. Cattrall lashed out at Parker on social media following her brother’s death in 2018 and the cast and crew opened up about behind-the-scenes drama in a podcast later that year.

Many fans — including John Oliver — aren’t happy that Cattrall isn’t returning for And Just Like That… .

Still, Bushnell defended Cattrall’s decision to pass on the revival.

“I absolutely love Kim,” said Bushnell. “But it seems she wants to do other things, and she doesn’t feel like doing the show. Maybe she doesn’t want to be that character anymore.”

Bushnell says she wasn’t surprised that HBO Max decided to do the revival — “HBO’s going to make money on it. They’re going to exploit it as much as they can” — but admits she doesn’t really know any details about the story lines.

Still, she will be watching. “Of course I’m going to watch it. … I hope it runs for six seasons. I get paid a little bit of money,” she quipped.

For her part, Bushnell next stars in a one-woman show, Is There Still Sex in the City?, based on her book. The show starts previews at the Daryl Roth Theater on Nov. 13 before opening for a 12-week engagement Dec. 7.

by Anonymousreplies 4October 18, 2021 6:48 PM

Occupations with the most insufferable people

Psychiatry has to be one.

by Anonymousreplies 284October 18, 2021 6:46 PM

recipe inspiration

I've noticed here that most people despise The New York Times Cooking section. So let's start a thread on where YOU go for cooking/recipe inspiration.

Personally, I follow some of the Bon Appetit chefs on IG and people like James Kenji López-Alt (who, yes, does stuff for the Times but he's very independent). And at the risk of being labeled crazy-basic, I love Alison Roman. I've made more than a few of her recipes and all were great.

by Anonymousreplies 21October 18, 2021 6:46 PM

Cat vs Peacock

It's the butt wiggling cat and a beautiful peacock.

Gays like it because it has a cat and the word cock.

by Anonymousreplies 7October 18, 2021 6:44 PM

High School 'drag ball' creates mixed emotions

What's the point?

by Anonymousreplies 5October 18, 2021 6:44 PM

Jon Stewart: It's a 'mistake' to focus all on Trump

Is that a slam on Datalounge?

by Anonymousreplies 10October 18, 2021 6:43 PM

Let's cast a biopic of the Mamas and the Papas

I am not familiar with her, but by looks alone, Allison Miller was born to play Michelle Phillips. The resemblance is strong.

by Anonymousreplies 93October 18, 2021 6:41 PM

Goliath starring Billy Bob Thornton on Amazon Prime

Anyone else watching? I tried to pull up an old thread but there were all closed. Sad that this is the final season.

by Anonymousreplies 14October 18, 2021 6:40 PM

The Diary of Joan Collins...

The Diary of Anne Frank it ain't.

Give Collins credit, she has a nice turn of phrase.

Some amusing excerpts:

I remember when Suzanna was flavour of the month, dating everyone from Elvis Presley to George Best, and a very, very, pretty girl. Now she’s just not.

John Bowes-Lyon, who is sitting next to me and is some distant cousin to David, totally agrees. ‘My dear, he is a terrible snob,’ says Bosie. ‘He often doesn’t speak to people and he’s also a crashing bore.’ That’s for sure.

Watched the American Film Institute tribute to Martin Scorsese, which had a considerable lack of glamorous stars, with the exception of Sharon Stone who seemed, as usual, terribly pleased with herself.

Princess Margaret looks regally around, cigarette in place, holding a large Scotch. She’s basically saying to everybody, ‘Come and worship at my shrine.’ But it’s 1997, folks, and nobody ain’t worshipping at any old royal shrine.

--- Forgive the link to the Maul, given the current hysteria. Still, this kind of amusement is what you compromise for.

by Anonymousreplies 334October 18, 2021 6:39 PM

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 134October 18, 2021 6:39 PM

Fat shaming

DL seems uniquely passionate about anything to do with weight. Even for this place, the viciousness about fat people stands out.

As a matter of curiosity, do you think the majority feels like you do and, in your view, what constitutes fat or overweight or the point at which you start screeching like banshees?

by Anonymousreplies 55October 18, 2021 6:39 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 213October 18, 2021 6:37 PM

Hot Daddy1965 OF

He's 56 and a new OnlyFans sensation.

What safety DL?

by Anonymousreplies 127October 18, 2021 6:36 PM

Dennis Quaid Thanked Russell Crowe: Thanks mate.. you did me a favor running off with Meg

From Dennis Quaid interview 2002:

Dennis Quaid is grateful Russell Crowe had an affair with Meg Ryan. "I think he was a bit surprised when I thanked him," says Dennis. "Looking back over the past two years I think Russell did Meg and I a big favour. I felt hurt and humiliated, of course, when Meg left me for Russell, but we hadn't been getting along for quite some time. He forced us to face up to something, because we were clinging on to a dead relationship."

"We had already grown apart. We were bored with each other. Before Crowe came on the scene we knew our marriage wasn't going to last."

Quaid admitted the affair was a blow to his ego.

"No man likes to see his wife run off with another man," he said. "But I now have a whole new perspective on what happened."

Dennis also insisted that he is genuinely sorry her six-month romance with tough guy Crowe didn't work out.

Talking to America's Star magazine he said: "Great things have happened since then. Meg has her freedom, I have my freedom and we've become good friends again.

He said he had been given time to re-evaluate his life. "I've become a new man in many ways. Meg has become a new woman. I think we're both better human beings now than we were before. So I have no animosity toward Crowe. I have no animosity toward Meg, either.

"When Meg broke up with Crowe I never said, 'I told you so'. I got no enjoyment from her pain. I want Meg to find the right person to light up her life."

He even credits the break-up of their 13-year marriage with leading him to a new-found spirituality.

Quaid has visited shrines in India and has studied the Bible and the Koran.

He said: "I've found true happiness and inner peace. None of this would have happened if Meg hadn't left me."

by Anonymousreplies 16October 18, 2021 6:35 PM

Ha ha, Matt Damon's movie is flopping!

Guess the fags stayed home!

by Anonymousreplies 56October 18, 2021 6:35 PM

Kourtney Kardashian went berserk searching for Travis Barker’s phone on flight

It was flying hell in business class for Kourtney Kardashian, 42, on her Delta flight from Los Angeles to New York on Wednesday when the reality star frantically searched for a phone.

The eldest Kardashian sister raised a stink when boyfriend Travis Barker, 45, dropped his phone between their business-class seats as the plane was departing the tarmac.

As the plane was taking off, Kardashian started “frantically searching” for the phone and demanded “five more minutes” when the flight attendant asked her to take her seat, a passenger on the flight told Page Six.

“She got into a bit of a kerfuffle and was quite bratty. She was not nice and was very much acting like a child,” they said.

Barker remained in his seat and the flight attendant asked the “Keeping Up With the Kardashian” star to remain in hers, but “she was freaking out and kept saying, ‘give me five more minutes,'” the source said.

“[The phone] fell underneath one of those crazy reclining chairs in [business class]. She was the one looking for it, and he was not moving. She was in the aisle and was even bending over and using the light from her phone to search for it,“ the passenger told Page Six.

They eventually retrieved Barker’s phone after the flight attendant spent “the next two hours… dismantling the chair,” the source said.

A source close to Kardashian, however, disagreed with the story, explaining, “it only took five minutes to dismantle!”

“She didn’t ask for five more minutes, and the flight attendant felt so bad for rushing her, she apologized and made an announcement to help them on the flight. The passenger is exaggerating,” they claimed.

Barker was critically injured after surviving a horrific plane crash in 2008 that left four people dead.

In a recent interview with Nylon Magazine, he revealed it was Kardashian who recently helped him get on a plane again after 13 years.

“I’m invincible when I’m with her. It’s like I never dreamed, I never even considered flying again,” he said.

The couple flew to Italy over the summer for a vacation, after also jetting off to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

by Anonymousreplies 48October 18, 2021 6:35 PM

Greta Thunberg covers Vogue: "Fashion is destroying the planet"

Says she hasn't bought clothes for three years (because fashion designers lend them to her) and you should do the same.

by Anonymousreplies 37October 18, 2021 6:34 PM

Marvel/Disney pushed back a bunch of its movies release dates, again

Why do you suppose?

“Disney made a number of changes to Marvel's upcoming superhero slate, while separately pushing back 'Indiana Jones 5' by nearly a year.

Disney on Monday made a number of changes to Marvel’s upcoming slate that, for the most part, sees titles delayed by several months or more.

Those titles include the Black Panther sequel, which moves from July 8, 2022, to Nov. 11, 2022.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness kicks off the reshuffling in relocating from March 25, 2022, to May 6, 2022, a date previously occupied by Thor: Love and Thunder.

Other studios wasted no time in taking advantage of the changes. Paramount quickly announced it will now launch romantic action-adventure The Lost City, starring Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum and Brad Pitt, on March 25, 2022, instead of April 15, 2022 (the project was previously titled The Lost City of D).

The next chapter in Marvel’s Thor series will open on July 8, the Black Panther sequel’s previous launching pad.

The Marvels moves from Nov. 11, 2022, to Feb. 17, 2023, which bumps Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania to July 28, 2023.

Disney’s live-action studio also revealed that it is pushing back its untitled Indiana Jones reboot by almost a year, from July 29, 2022, to June 30, 2023.

Studio insiders say the Marvel shifts are primarily due to various production delays, as well as finding the best dates for movies as the film industry emerges from the pandemic.

The shuffling was announced hours before the world premiere of Marvel’s Eternals, which opens in theaters Nov. 5.

by Anonymousreplies 0October 18, 2021 6:34 PM

Gay YouTubers Part 19

The previous one was paywalled.

by Anonymousreplies 170October 18, 2021 6:31 PM

Would you dare serve pizza at Thanksgiving?

I'm hosting my family and I'm quite tempted to just call for pizza and salad. My treat but why not make life easy?

by Anonymousreplies 127October 18, 2021 6:30 PM

Succession Season 3

Coming Oct. 17 ... Full Fucking Beast!

by Anonymousreplies 6October 18, 2021 6:30 PM

Favorite Painting

You know what to do.

Cakes by Wayne Thiebaud, 1963.

by Anonymousreplies 251October 18, 2021 6:29 PM

Greta Thunberg’s latest speech…

Are you moved by it? Some people say it’s moving. I say it’s shit.

by Anonymousreplies 192October 18, 2021 6:29 PM

Bottom shaming

Is it a problem on the DL?

by Anonymousreplies 165October 18, 2021 6:28 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 180October 18, 2021 6:28 PM

This “Karen” is next-level

She even brought her own microphone!

by Anonymousreplies 5October 18, 2021 6:23 PM

All women pop stars & singers wouldn’t be nearly as successful without gay men.

Facts. They all owe their careers to gay men.

That’s why I’m so ecstatic about Lil Nas X. He’s the gay pop star we needed.

by Anonymousreplies 19October 18, 2021 6:22 PM

I Want to Be Underwhelmed -- Preparing for Autumn Edition

It's the time of the pumpkin spice season

by Anonymousreplies 590October 18, 2021 6:20 PM

The secret 6 member Supreme Court: Late nights, courtesy votes and the unwritten 6-vote rule

This is the fall of democracy right here folks. Republicans got us when we were distracted by online troll farms steering the US towards confusion and chaos.

The deed is done.

by Anonymousreplies 10October 18, 2021 6:18 PM

Datalounge! Hitch up your caftans. We must save democracy!

But how? How?

by Anonymousreplies 25October 18, 2021 6:18 PM

How long does it take to improve cardiovascular fitness?

I used to be in shape, oh, I don't know, fifteen years ago, but in the interim I've become a fat whore and I'm in terrible physical condition. (I lift, but do nothing for cardio.)

As I work on the fourteenth floor, I have started to use the stairs every day, multiple times. I can make it up maybe five stories before getting seriously winded, and I'm out of breath by the time I get to my office. I've started taking the elevator to the fifth floor and then walking up the rest of the way. I've been doing this for five days.

My ultimate goal is to take the stairs up all 20 floors, without stopping, and without getting seriously winded.

Realistically, how long will this take?

by Anonymousreplies 44October 18, 2021 6:14 PM


It's streaming now. Just started.

by Anonymousreplies 60October 18, 2021 6:11 PM

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 9October 18, 2021 6:09 PM

I Want to Be Underwhelmed—Winter is Coming Edition

‘Tis the season to be sort of jolly, sort of not. Whatever.

by Anonymousreplies 18October 18, 2021 6:09 PM

Mr. Continental 2020 Swimwear Portion of the Competition

I didn't realize that there was a Mr. Continental pageant to complement the pretty famous drag competition, Miss Continental.

At 4:19, I am certain that a DLer makes an appearance.

by Anonymousreplies 1October 18, 2021 6:07 PM

Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream Make him the cutest that I've ever seen

Looks like the Netflix Sandman is moving ahead. Tom Sturridge? - I'd have preferred Colin Morgan, who was also auditioned. The Asian Cain and Abel are ok and I can probably live with Lucienne not Lucien, though a female Lucifer seems pushing it.

by Anonymousreplies 59October 18, 2021 6:05 PM

Cute animal thread

We need a space that's relaxing and calm, no arguments, no trolling.

Feel free to post any wild animals here. You may also post domesticated animals but please no, and I mean absolutely NO comments/arguments/hissy fits about any breeds or animals as to their behavior, suitability, etc.

We're just appreciating nature and trying to exhale and experience some calm among the madness.

First, a video from an account that films wildlife in a park in PA. Bears (not THAT kind) are splashing around!

by Anonymousreplies 11October 18, 2021 6:00 PM

The Real Housewives of Potomac season 6 premieres Sunday July 11th

[bold] This looks so good. Potomac never fails to deliver! Everybody except Monique is back. Mia is the new housewife and there's a new friend named Askale [/bold]

In the supertease, exclusively debuted by PEOPLE, the Maryland-based bunch go through highs and lows. For starters, Ashley Darby, who welcomed her second child with husband Michael Darby in March, has fears of "postpartum depression and relationship issues," according to Bravo's official description. Ashley, 32, is seen crying in the trailer as she admits: "It's harder than I thought."

Candiace Dillard Bassett, meanwhile, is keeping her eye on the prize as she balances working towards her master's degree, working on her album and acting. Issues arise with her husband Chris Bassett as he steps in to serve as her manager. "I take care of all your s--- all day long," Chris says as Candiace tells him to "shut up" in the following scene.

There also appears to be trouble in paradise for Robyn Dixon and husband-to-be Juan. She's "overwhelmed" while "building a house, a business and possibly a wedding," according to Bravo's description. After telling the ladies in the trailer about how she's been "unmotivated lately," Juan urges her in another scene to "get out of the bed" and "go do something."

Gizelle Bryant is trying to focus on building a happy home for her children as she hits a bump in the road with ex-husband Jamal Bryant. Gizelle, 50, is seen crying and blowing her nose in the clip after having a discussion about her situation with Jamal.

While Dr. Wendy Osefo is entering season 6 with "a new attitude," her husband Edward Osefo complains in the trailer that she can't give him "100 percent." When Wendy asks him if he's "happy" and "fulfilled" in their marriage, Edward responds, "No."

From there, some of the ladies discuss cheating rumors swirling around Edward. "What you're not going to do is you're not going to play with my husband's name," Wendy declares at one point.

And as Karen Huger prepares to celebrate her 25th wedding anniversary with husband Ray Huger, he receives a text in the trailer from an unknown individual calling him "handsome." Bravo teases that "a pandemic and Ray could both put a damper on [Karen's] caviar dreams."

Fans also get a glimpse at newcomer Mia Thornton — an entrepreneur with multiple businesses under her belt. Thornton, who is a mother of three and has an equally successful husband 32 years her senior, opens up about growing up in foster care and how she "earned" her success on her own.

Another newcomer to the scene is Robyn's friend Askale Davis, whom Bravo describes as "a bubbly, fashionable mother of three with a proud Ethiopian heritage." Askale, who calls herself "Ethi-Oprah," also "likes to stir the pot," according to the network.

With season 6's arrival, RHOP fans will no longer see Monique Samuels in the mix. Samuels, 37, announced her departure from the series last December. She first joined for season 2, which aired in 2017.

Season 6 of The Real Housewives of Potomac premieres July 11 at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.

by Anonymousreplies 348October 18, 2021 5:58 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 533October 18, 2021 5:55 PM

Tasteful Friends: A Charming Victorian for you to consider

Cute at first glance, but sprawling, this Victorian is filled with natural light, with period lighting and many original features. $275k in Mississippi. Enjoy.

by Anonymousreplies 53October 18, 2021 5:55 PM

Tasteful friends, the Woolworth Building apartment featured in last night’s “Succession” is available

They even used the same staging.

by Anonymousreplies 7October 18, 2021 5:48 PM

Brian Laundrie's Parents Are Being Sued in Court

Nerdy Addict Retweeted Shawnda Lorrelle @ShawndaLorrelle

This is unreal. I just continue watching. Un. Real. @Nerdy_Addict





Jonathan Lee Riches @R_I_C_H_E_S Breaking News!

Christopher Laundrie is Being SUED!

For stealing the Protesters sign last Saturday.

He has a Court Hearing on Wednesday 12/1/21 @ 9:35 am in Sarasota County Small Claims Court.

#BrianLaundrie #GabbyPetito

by Anonymousreplies 5October 18, 2021 5:47 PM

Rita Moreno Documentary on PBS

It was interesting how diverse her career was--mainly out of necessity because movies didn't hire her after she refused to keep playing the generic brown girl.

The doc will be in Netflix in about a week

by Anonymousreplies 151October 18, 2021 5:47 PM

Zac Efron - “Love me! Love my tit!”

Too bad about the face.

by Anonymousreplies 8October 18, 2021 5:47 PM



by Anonymousreplies 304October 18, 2021 5:46 PM

Lizzo takes a dump on Instagram Live


by Anonymousreplies 12October 18, 2021 5:40 PM

Dudes SHOULD wear Compression Pants, Part 3

Isaias Paez

by Anonymousreplies 63October 18, 2021 5:39 PM

Let’s be Hocus Pocus but all the witches are GAY MEN!

by Anonymousreplies 29October 18, 2021 5:38 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 124October 18, 2021 5:36 PM

RIP to The Last Republican: General Colin Powell

He was a good man. The Last Republican.

by Anonymousreplies 17October 18, 2021 5:34 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 140October 18, 2021 5:32 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 245October 18, 2021 5:30 PM

Anybody watch Only Murders in the Building on Hulu yet?

First episode’s OK. Steve Martin and Martin Short are good. Selena Gomez is…pretty. Her flat line readings already drive me crazy. Short plays a Broadway director-a hetero one. Which is stupid. The costume department obviously didn’t get the memo.

by Anonymousreplies 263October 18, 2021 5:28 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 236October 18, 2021 5:28 PM

In the last episode of MASH Goodbye, Farewell and Amen

What was the classical piece of music Charles and the Korean POW musicians were rehearsing?

by Anonymousreplies 14October 18, 2021 5:27 PM

DL Lesbians, tell me about Cheryl Wheeler

On reddit last night someone mentioned Beth Neilsen Chapman, a country/adult contemporary singer/songwriter from the 90s who I had forgotten existed. This led me down a songwriter rabbit hole to Cheryl Wheeler, a self-titled folk musician who wrote a few, what I would call, more sophisticated country songs during the 80s and 90s. She also seems really witty, has a great voice, and was beautiful (tastes vary, I know) in the late 80s. She married her partner days after Massachusetts legalized gay marriage, and as far as I know, they are still together. I'm sad I'm only now finding out about her.

by Anonymousreplies 2October 18, 2021 5:25 PM

One more question...

What does it mean when someone just posts R###

What does it mean?

by Anonymousreplies 17October 18, 2021 5:24 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 49October 18, 2021 5:23 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 132October 18, 2021 5:22 PM

Was Elizabeth Montgomery ever considered a great actress?

If so, can you suggest three films/TV shows that showed her great acting skills?

by Anonymousreplies 78October 18, 2021 5:19 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 125October 18, 2021 5:17 PM

Contingent job offer question

Hopefully you wise bitches will have some feedback/insight on my situation.

I interviewed with a consulting firm a few weeks ago. They’re not an outside recruiter. They’re a consulting firm that has a contract with a client and a presence at the client’s worksite. On Monday I was told that I was by far their top choice, and they would submit me to the client, which in their opinion would be a mere formality. I was told they should hear on Tuesday from the client. Nothing. Then again on Wednesday. Nothing. Then today. Nothing. In the meantime, they sent me a contingent offer yesterday which needed to be signed and returned by EOD tomorrow.

This is a job I want and the consulting company has a great reputation. When I called the recruiter today to see if he had an update, he was irritable and defensive. This is the first time I’ve called since Monday, so it’s not like I’m harassing him.

Have you ever been on either end of this situation? Why would the client be taking this long? Am I being given the run around by the recruiter? Have you ever had an offer rescinded? I just feel like there’s something going on in the background that I’m not being made aware of.

Am I over thinking this, or would you be concerned in my situation??

by Anonymousreplies 21October 18, 2021 5:17 PM

They like us

News now openly covers gay relationships... and tragedies.

by Anonymousreplies 2October 18, 2021 5:16 PM

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 83October 18, 2021 5:13 PM

Myra Hindley was fabulous!

A fashion icon who recorded one of the greatest disco albums of all time!

by Anonymousreplies 17October 18, 2021 5:13 PM

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 205October 18, 2021 5:10 PM

Thelma Lou from The Andy Griffith Show is Dead to Me

Betty Lynn, the actress best known for her portrayal of Thelma Lou, Barney Fife’s sweetheart on The Andy Griffith Show, died peacefully on Saturday, October 16, after a brief illness. She was 95.

Betty’s first film for Fox was 1948’s Sitting Pretty with Clifton Webb, Robert Young and Maureen O’Hara. Betty won a Photoplay Gold Medal for her portrayal of Ginger. Later that year, Betty also was in Apartment for Peggy with William Holden and Jeanne Crain. Warner Bros. borrowed Betty from Fox in order to have her play the title role in June Bride, another 1948 release, with Bette Davis and Robert Montgomery. Betty made several more movies for Fox and others, including RKO, MGM and Universal. Among the films were Mother Is a Freshman, Father Was a Fullback, Cheaper by the Dozen, Payment on Demand (again with Bette Davis), Many Rivers to Cross and Behind the High Wall. When her contract with Fox expired, Betty sought work in television, then still in its early days. Her early performances included eight months in The Egg and I, which is often considered to be TV’s first comedy serial and was broadcast live from New York five days a week on CBS in 1952. Back in Hollywood the next year, Betty played the female lead opposite Ray Bolger in Where’s Raymond? for a season on ABC-TV. During this time and spanning decades, Betty also performed in live theater productions, including the lead role in Peg O’ My Heart and roles in The Moon Is Blue, King of Hearts, Be Your Age, Come Blow Your Horn and Love Letters. Betty performed in more than two dozen episodes of Matinee Theater, NBC-TV’s popular hour-long anthology series that aired, usually live, five days a week. She also continued to work in radio, including for episodes of Lux Radio Theater, Stars Over Hollywood and some installments of Family Theater, as either a lead or host. Betty was a fixture in television Westerns during the 1950s and 1960s. A partial roundup includes episodes of Bronco, Wagon Train, Cheyenne, Tales of Wells Fargo and Sugarfoot, as well as being co-star for two seasons of Disney Presents: Texas John Slaughter with Tom Tryon. Betty was still under contract with Disney for Texas John Slaughter when producers for The Andy Griffith Show contacted her about playing Barney Fife’s girlfriend, Thelma Lou. Fortunately for Barney, Mayberry and generations of TV viewers, Disney was in the process of winding down its production of Texas John Slaughter and therefore agreed to release Betty to work on the Griffith show. “I had seen the Griffith show twice before I went to read for the part,” Betty recalled. “I remember that I laughed out loud—it was so funny. I didn’t do that very often. I thought, Gee, this is really unusual.” Betty always realized that Thelma Lou’s role in Mayberry depended on Barney Fife. When Don Knotts decided to depart the series after five seasons in order to make movies for Universal Studios, Betty knew that meant that she would be leaving Mayberry as well. Betty made one final appearance on the Griffith show when Don Knotts returned in the sixth season for the first of his five guest appearances as Barney. In all, Betty appeared in 26 Griffith episodes, which were originally broadcast between 1961 and 1966 and spanned parts of the show’s first six seasons. Of Griffith actors still living at the time of Betty’s death, only Ron Howard appeared in more episodes of the series than Betty. Fans would have to wait more than 20 years, but all was once again right in the world of Mayberry, when Thelma Lou and Barney finally got married in Return to Mayberry, the made-for-TV movie that was a ratings blockbuster for NBC in 1986. “Once we got there to film the movie, everything fell right into place,” Betty said. “The spark was still there.”

by Anonymousreplies 59October 18, 2021 5:10 PM

My aunt just died of complications from fibromyalgia

We thought it was well managed through her holistic medication and supervision by her naturopaths and chiropractor. However last summer she contracted morgellons and that appears to have been the final straw. Even acupuncture couldn’t give her relief. Does this run in families, should I be tested?

by Anonymousreplies 86October 18, 2021 5:09 PM

Mike Douglas & Merv Griffin Shows

What was the difference between these two shows? Mike Douglas seems really cool here on this episode. Liberace was his co-host. Little Richard was a guest and was hilarious. I like Mike's soft and low-key way of talking.

I remember both shows being on TV in the afternoons. My mom watched both, IIRC.

by Anonymousreplies 558October 18, 2021 5:04 PM

Apple Event


by Anonymousreplies 1October 18, 2021 5:04 PM

Opera behind-the-scenes

Feeling called to make my next written work of fiction about it. Being new to the genre, though, I need more insight.

So, anyone worked/working in opera, or close to people who do? Are there affairs? Power struggles? Gaffes? Drama, thrown batons & bows? Do the techs get involved?Are all the stereotypes true? Tell me all.

by Anonymousreplies 8October 18, 2021 5:03 PM

I've been craving beef stew all day

No, I'm not going to make it myself and I don't want something like Dinty Moore. Who makes a good retail beef stew?

by Anonymousreplies 28October 18, 2021 4:54 PM

Millennial Gays Have Such Confidence!

Although I guess he is Bi? Jerry Springer continues to explore the many faces of white trash!

by Anonymousreplies 1October 18, 2021 4:51 PM

Adele gets CBS special hosted by OPRAH!


by Anonymousreplies 9October 18, 2021 4:50 PM

Christopher Steele said the infamous Trump pee tape 'probably exists' but Russia hasn't needed to release it yet

Christopher Steele said an obscene video, described in a dossier he compiled, 'probably exists.'

He speculated that it remains unseen, despite intense interest, because Russia had no need to show it.

Steele said that Russia got "pretty good value" from the Trump presidency without blackmailing him.

by Anonymousreplies 8October 18, 2021 4:49 PM

Tons of People Leaving Their Jobs...

I keep reading about this everywhere. Jobs available in just about every sector, but employers can't find people to take them.

My question: How do all of these people expect to live an even low-level life without any income? Are there really that many independently wealthy people around? If so, I don't know any.

by Anonymousreplies 66October 18, 2021 4:46 PM


Wow. I actually like these ads a lot more than the ones you see today! Lmaoo

by Anonymousreplies 4October 18, 2021 4:43 PM

Louisiana State Trooper Says He’s Being Fired After Accusing His Colleagues Of Murdering A Black Man

A Louisiana state trooper who accused colleagues involved in the death of Ronald Greene of murder and an alleged internal coverup says he was notified he will be fired.

Carl Cavalier gave an interview in June to CNN affiliate WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge. During this interview, he describes what he believes was an internal coverup to protect the troopers involved in Greene's death.

On May 10, 2019, Greene died in the wake of a police chase with Louisiana State Police (LSP) near Monroe, Louisiana. Greene's family said they were told by LSP that Greene died in a car crash, but body camera and dash camera video released to the public two years later tell a different story of what happened.

The videos show Greene was tased, kicked and punched by LSP officers before he died in their custody. Two troopers involved in the incident were reprimanded for their actions that night, including for not following procedures for body-worn cameras. A third was to be terminated for violations regarding body-worn camera and car camera systems, use of force, performance, lawful orders and for conduct unbecoming an officer. That trooper died in a car crash before he could be fired, according to LSP Superintendent Col. Lamar Davis.

Shortly after the release of the video, Cavalier spoke with WBRZ, saying he believes there needs to be arrests, including of the former agency head. Cavalier said the individuals went "unpunished" and are "still patrolling the streets."

"We still have murderers, in my eyes, on the job," he said.

by Anonymousreplies 5October 18, 2021 4:42 PM

"Mayor Pete" -- Official trailer

[quote]The Amazon Studios documentary, which will be released globally on Amazon Prime Video on Nov. 12, will show the former mayor of South Bend, Ind. during the earliest days of the campaign, through his unlikely, triumphant victory in Iowa and beyond — revealing what goes on inside a campaign for the highest office in the land, and how it changes the lives of those involved in it.

Starring DL fave Chasten James Glezman Buttigieg!

by Anonymousreplies 7October 18, 2021 4:40 PM

Ben Affleck Says His Kissing Scene with Matt Damon in ‘The Last Duel’ Was Cut

Ben's character.


▼Scroll for more▼ In the scene, Matt was supposed to kiss Ben, however, the scene was changed to Matt kneeling before Ben instead.

"That's what goes on at home too," Ben joked with Entertainment Tonight.

"I actually have to kneel before him," Matt added with a laugh. "Once he started directing, that's actually how I have to get in his house."

In the historical drama based on true events, Matt plays Jean de Carrouges, a French knight during the Hundred Years War. Ben plays French nobleman Count Pierre d'Alençon.

In the original actual version of that scene -- the way that ceremony actually took place was that you kissed everybody on the mouth," Ben explained. "And we had that in the script."

"That would've been our first on screen kiss," Matt said, before Ben added, "It's going to have to wait."

Unfortunately for fans, director Ridley Scott decided to cut the kissing scene right from the get-go and they never ended up filming it.

"Ridley thought it would be distracting, and his instincts are pretty good," Ben said.

"Yeah the two characters really hate each other and that was really fun," Matt recalled. "In fact, the scene where I kneel before him, Ben just improvised this thing where I started to say my line and he just interrupted me and goes, 'Closer.' And I have to kind of get up and kneel again in front of him. And that was just -- he just did that and just kind of blurted that out, and it wasn't in the script."

by Anonymousreplies 63October 18, 2021 4:37 PM

The Queen's Doctors Have Told Her It's Time to Give Up Her Nightly Martini

Queen Elizabeth II is going (mostly) sober. According to a report from Vanity Fair's royal correspondent Katie Nicholl, the monarch's doctors have told her it's time to retire her routine of having a nightly drink.

Citing two sources close to the Queen, Vanity Fair reported that "doctors have advised the Queen to forgo alcohol except for special occasions to ensure she is as healthy as possible for her busy autumn schedule and ahead of her Platinum Jubilee celebrations next June."

And, just in case you're not up on your Jubilee terminology, next year's Platinum Jubilee will mark the Queen's 70th (!!!) year on the throne. It's a huge event and the Queen's doctors want to make sure she's healthy and ready to celebrate just as much as she deserves to.

"The Queen has been told to give up her evening drink which is usually a martini," a family friend told Nicholl. "It’s not really a big deal for her, she is not a big drinker but it seems a trifle unfair that at this stage in her life she’s having to give up one of very few pleasures."

Although the Queen rarely imbibes in public, her private drinking habits have been reported on a lot over the years. At one point, reports actually suggested that the Queen drank four cocktails every day, but, as Vanity Fair notes, those claims have been disputed. Darren McGrady, who served as the Queen's royal chef from 1982-1993 has gone on the record saying that the monarch almost never drank at lunch and usually just had a small glass of sweet German wine with dinner.

more at link

by Anonymousreplies 48October 18, 2021 4:35 PM

TikTok guy gets fat-shamed by a homeless person!

TikToker Stuart Jeffery told his 644,000 followers on Monday that he had been fat-shamed after buying a meal for a man he believed to be experiencing homelessness, in a video which has since gone viral.

Jeffery, who is better known as @janikon_ on the app where he posts skits, jokes, and commentary, laughed through the whole story, which he said was "so terrible."

In the TikTok, which has been viewed 1.6 million times, Jeffery said he went to McDonald's and saw a "homeless man" sitting outside. He said he told the man he didn't have any spare change, but would buy him some food, so the man asked for a Big Mac and a coffee.

"I hand it to him and I'm like, 'Have a great day,' and he goes, 'Yeah, just in the future, a word of advice, I would lay off the McDonald's," Jeffery said, barely getting through the explanation without laughing.

"And the worst part is I was fat-shamed for doing a good deed," he said, bursting into giggles again.

People in the comments under Jeffery's TikTok shared their own purported experiences of trying to be generous and having something unpleasant occur. Fellow TikToker Lauren Elizabeth Ash, for example, said she once gave a "homeless man" $20, and he thanked her and said, "Don't worry, not all men like skinny women."

TikToker Rachel Pedersen also commented, saying she was "cry laughing."

"It's so terrible but so out of pocket it's funny," she said.

Another response from a viewer said that "no good deed goes unpunished."

Jeffery responded to a few comments, with laughing and mortified emojis. He also urged people not to take the story too seriously, as some commented saying they were angry about the man's response to being given food.

"This is just a funny story - let's not go too deep into it," he said. "Just laugh with me because I'm hysterical."

Insider has reached out to Jeffery for comment.

by Anonymousreplies 12October 18, 2021 4:31 PM

Will the US pay its share of $750 billion annually to help poor countries mitigate climate change?

According to this article, rich countries previously agreed to pay $100 billion annually to poor countries to slow down climate change. The rich countries haven't made those payments. And now South Africa estimates that the annual bill is $750 billion.

I haven't seen what the current politicians in the US think we should pay. We can't even get money to keep our bridges from falling in. I bet lots of people would bitch almighty about paying other countries. But it seems fair that the US and other rich countries - who caused all the problems to begin with - should pay poorer countries to avoid the same practices that we did.

by Anonymousreplies 1October 18, 2021 4:30 PM

Let us give thanks

The trend of calling Halloween time "Spooky season" or the 10x worse "Spooky szn" on Twitter seems to have passed. I see a few mentions but it's primarily by what appear to be autistic people and unfashionable, pimply nonbinary tweens.

by Anonymousreplies 11October 18, 2021 4:26 PM

**BREAKING** Video of Terrorists Arriving INSIDE The Bataclan Theatre


by Anonymousreplies 42October 18, 2021 4:21 PM

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 537October 18, 2021 4:21 PM

Why did Liza keep marrying the gays?

Diagnosis please.

by Anonymousreplies 37October 18, 2021 4:13 PM

Who else loves Lifetime movies? Do the damsels in peril make you clutch your pearls?

Tell us which ones are the best! Better yet, on Netflix too. I want my bosom heavingwith passion and fear.

by Anonymousreplies 0October 18, 2021 4:04 PM

Lindsey Graham: 40K Brazilian immigrants ‘wearing designer clothes and Gucci bags’ are headed for Connecticut

That gurl Sen. Lindsey O. Graham, an outspoken critic of President Biden’s immigration policies, said affluent Brazilians were illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and heading to Connecticut “wearing designer clothes and Gucci bags.”

In an interview with Fox News’s Sean Hannity on Tuesday, that gurl Graham (R-S.C.) was critical of the administration’s order to halt large-scale immigration arrests at job sites, with plans for a new approach to target employers who pay substandard wages and engage in exploitative labor practices.

“Now, what [Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro] Mayorkas did today, calling off all the raids of worksite, is going to be another incentive for people to come, because the word is out,” that gurl Graham said. “You come, you claim asylum, you never leave. The policy choices of Biden are all over the world now.”

The senator, who recently visited the border in Arizona, added: “We had 40,000 Brazilians come through the Yuma Sector alone headed for Connecticut wearing designer clothes and Gucci bags. This is not economic migration anymore.”

“People see an open America,” she continued. “They’re taking advantage of us. And it won’t be long before a terrorist gets in this crowd.”

In an interview with The Washington Post on Wednesday, that gurl Graham elaborated on his comments.

“Usually when you go to the border, you see people who are dressed really haggardly and who look like they’ve been through hell,” she said. “This time at Yuma, there were dozens that looked like they were checking into a hotel — and smartly dressed.”

“This is something new,” she added. “I would advise the Biden administration to do what the Obama administration did and fly them back.”

That gurl Graham said Connecticut was a destination, along with two other states that she could not remember based on what a Border Patrol agent told him about the growing Brazilian communities.

Kevin Bishop, a spokesman for that gurl Graham, had defended the senator’s comments, citing what he saw during his recent trip to the border and news reports about Brazilian immigrants. Bishop also provided photographs of luggage and shoes taken at the border.

“They have had thousands of Brazilians coming through there,” he said. “As Senator Graham noted in Yuma, the luggage was nicer than his own.”

None of the luggage in the photos provided to The Post appeared to be Gucci. The most obvious clothing in the photos was a pair of fairly clean Puma tennis shoes without shoelaces.

That gurl Graham said she plans to speak to the Brazilian ambassador to the United States.

“This has got to change,” she said. “I think what’s going on is the word’s gotten out that if you get to America, you get to stay and live. Brazil is deteriorating right now.”

“We saw luggage and attire that’s highly unusual for someone who would be supposedly traveling through the desert on a long journey into the U.S.,” Bishop said. “No dust or mud on them. But they do have luggage with the airline bag check attached.” (cont.)

by Anonymousreplies 37October 18, 2021 3:59 PM

400 million people and they all drink from and shit in the same river

India has one of the world’s largest educated middle classes. Why haven’t they solves sewerage and basic sanitation?

by Anonymousreplies 47October 18, 2021 3:51 PM

Men who jack off on public transportation

Why do they do it?

by Anonymousreplies 102October 18, 2021 3:44 PM

Drag Race Canada season 2 - because we simply do not have enough Drag Race

I have nothing pithy, we just didn't have a thread.

by Anonymousreplies 14October 18, 2021 3:43 PM

Are you more of a beer or wine person?

I like beer more myself.

by Anonymousreplies 18October 18, 2021 3:39 PM

Leftover etiquette

Is there a rule for proper etiquette for who gets the leftovers from a meal? I'd always assumed that the person who pays for the meal can take their leftovers home but tonight at dinner my date thought he was entitled to my leftovers. For a second I was a bit shocked by him grabbing my leftovers, especially since I'd told him I was looking forward to eating the leftovers for lunch tomorrow, but I told him no, I paid for dinner and my leftovers were mine. He then said that because I make more money than he does I should pay and he needed the leftovers. By that point I was pissed and told him no, my leftovers were mine and he still had his leftovers. Now I'm wondering if I was being rude.

by Anonymousreplies 253October 18, 2021 3:37 PM

Why hasn’t China invaded Taiwan yet?

We all know they could walk in tomorrow and take the whole lot and there is nothing anybody could do to stop them. Why don’t they do it? What are they waiting for?

by Anonymousreplies 88October 18, 2021 3:37 PM

Man takes a chance on a feral cat

After saving its life.

by Anonymousreplies 19October 18, 2021 3:33 PM

Dune director ready to start working on Dune sequel.

Denis Villeneuve demands that you sit your ass in a theater and watch his movie so that he can start working on a sequel. In your dreams Denis. Dune 1 will crash and burn. You and Mouseboy will be ovah.

by Anonymousreplies 19October 18, 2021 3:27 PM

TikTok is giving people Tourettes

Seems to be hitting teen girls the worst

by Anonymousreplies 5October 18, 2021 3:26 PM

Rodents the Size of St. Bernards Swarm an Exclusive Gated Community

This was originally published In the WSJ which is paywalled. I'm not familiar with this site. A few interesting typos! I'll post the WSJ article inside.

by Anonymousreplies 11October 18, 2021 3:25 PM

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

She's going to smash little Marco!

by Anonymousreplies 65October 18, 2021 3:22 PM

woman raped on train while passengers do nothing


by Anonymousreplies 45October 18, 2021 3:21 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 109October 18, 2021 3:20 PM

The Clinton Body Bags

Presented without comment

by Anonymousreplies 21October 18, 2021 3:20 PM

Rob Zombie is doing a reboot of The Munsters

Good or bad idea?

by Anonymousreplies 13October 18, 2021 3:19 PM

Have you read Secrets of a Gay Marine Porn Star?

Or another such famous book like All I Could Bare: My Life in the Strips Clubs of Gay Washington?

Are they any good? Titillating? Worth the read?

by Anonymousreplies 20October 18, 2021 3:14 PM

Found out my high school crush is an investment banker

His name was Clayton. He was one of those guys who only had female friends as guys were too afraid to be friends with him for fear of being labeled gay. He loved the Smiths and the Pogues, wore over sized sweatshirts and Doc Martins. He had lush dark hair, beautiful blue eyes and pouty red lips. I loved him for four years. Lost touch after he graduated. Just googling his name I found his FB page. I'm happy for him.

by Anonymousreplies 24October 18, 2021 3:14 PM

I think I lost my job

But they don’t want to tell me. My supervisor normally emails me my schedule the Friday before the next week. He didn’t email me last Friday. I sent him an email today and he said he would send the schedule later on today. Well it’s 8 pm. I have never been fired before. Now I’m not sure if I am going into work tomorrow. Any advice?

by Anonymousreplies 32October 18, 2021 3:13 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 77October 18, 2021 3:13 PM

Jonah Falcon

Whatever became of the horse hung weirdo?

by Anonymousreplies 30October 18, 2021 3:11 PM

The Brady Bunch Variety Hour

With the DL chattering about [italic]Mame[/italic] and [italic]Myra Breckinridge[/italic], I thought I'd bring up their television equivalent. This particular episode takes the characters to places they never went on the original series: Marcia dates a Hispanic boy (Robert Heyges), but he turns out to be a loser. Redd Foxx tells it like it is — and shows there were no hard feelings over [italic]Sanford and Son[/italic] winning its time slot every week when [italic]The Brady Bunch[/italic] was up against it — and Rip Taylor dates Alice, who makes a remarkable comment about "two people in love" and "nobody's business"! Plus, Carol Brady channels her inner Streisand with her performance of "How Lucky Can You Get", and the closing medley at the end gives new meaning to the phrase "flower power": it looks like [italic]The Three Caballeros[/italic] on quaaludes. This is both horrible and brilliant at the same time.

And how many chorus boys did Robert Reed help himself to?

by Anonymousreplies 64October 18, 2021 3:11 PM

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

As per request:

by Anonymousreplies 105October 18, 2021 3:06 PM

La Brea

What sort of fresh fuckery is this?

More Hollywood silliness.

by Anonymousreplies 118October 18, 2021 3:04 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 194October 18, 2021 2:58 PM

Netherlands making it much harder for American tourists to travel there this fall

Starting September 6th even vaccinated US citizens will have to quarantine for 10 days.

I was planning a trip there in December and now don’t know what the fuck to do.

by Anonymousreplies 257October 18, 2021 2:57 PM

What sex act have you learned from porn?

One of the reasons porn remains legal is that it is viewed legally as a teaching tool to learn about sex.

What have you learned from porn and use in your sex life?

by Anonymousreplies 15October 18, 2021 2:55 PM

Zillow Pauses Homebuying as Tech-Powered Flipping Hits Snag

Zillow Group Inc. is taking a break from buying U.S. homes after the online real estate giant’s pivot into tech-powered house-flipping hit a snag. Zillow, which acquired more than 3,800 homes in the second quarter, will stop pursuing new purchases for the remainder of the year as it works through a backlog of properties already in its pipeline....

Why Zillow Went From Online Real Estate Ads to Flipping Homes

But more recently, it has been buying and selling thousands of U.S. homes. In 2018, the company launched Zillow Offers, joining a small group of tech-enabled home-flippers known as iBuyers. In the new business, Zillow invites homeowners to request an offer on their house and uses algorithms to generate a price. If an owner accepts, Zillow buys the property, makes light repairs and puts it back on the market....

by Anonymousreplies 3October 18, 2021 2:55 PM

What was your best Craigslist M4M hookup story?

Well?? I know you guys used it once or twice to meet men secretly...

by Anonymousreplies 361October 18, 2021 2:47 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 121October 18, 2021 2:32 PM

Fascinating New Time Magazine Article On Michael Fanone

Fanone drifted in and out of consciousness as Albright drove to the emergency room. The security guard at the entrance told them they couldn’t go in without masks on. Albright pushed the guard aside, dragging his partner by the shoulders. At the intake counter, as a staffer was asking for his insurance information, Fanone collapsed on the floor.

The ER was jammed with a motley array of injured cops and rioters and COVID-19 patients. On the stretcher next to Fanone’s lay a rioter whose cheeks had been pierced by a rubber bullet at close range: it had gone in one side of his face and out the other. The doctors asked Fanone if he’d ever had heart problems, because his body was flooded with troponin, a chemical indicating cardiac distress. He’d had a heart attack, they told him.

From his hospital bed, he watched the news. On CNN, someone was questioning whether the police had used sufficient force to repel the rioters, asking why they hadn’t arrested more people on the scene. Outraged, Fanone looked up CNN, called the number that came up on his phone and told the woman who answered that Mike Fanone with the metropolitan police department needed to talk right away to that jerk on the air who was insulting the good name of every police officer.

“Sir,” she said, “this is the front desk.”

He burned to set the record straight, and he soon got his chance. A photo went viral in the days after the riot: Fanone in his helmet and tactical vest, face distorted in a furious battle grimace, the lone cop in a sea of rioters, Thin Blue Line flag waving ironically over his head. His ex-wife, the mother of his three youngest daughters, proudly posted his name on social media, and suddenly everyone seemed to have his number.


(Fanone turned down a request to pose nude in Playgirl.)


Fanone had questions about the investigation into the assault he suffered. MPD detective Yari Babich had been assigned to the case, but Fanone learned Babich had posted a bunch of nasty comments on social media about Fanone’s media tour—calling him an egomaniac, a celebrity wannabe, unprofessional, a buffoon. Fanone complained to the department but says he was told Babich was entitled to his opinion. (In response to a detailed list of written questions, the MPD declined to comment on this or other aspects of this story. TIME was unable to immediately reach Babich for comment.) He kept complaining, and eventually Babich was taken off the case, according to law-enforcement officials familiar with the matter. But cops gossip like hens, and Fanone knew that if one guy was talking this way he probably wasn’t the only one.


He was a good cop—one of the best. Fanone was born in the District and raised in Alexandria, Va., his father a lawyer, his mother a social worker. They divorced when he was 8. His dad was a partner at a big firm, but Fanone hated the stuffy status-grubbing of fancy-pants D.C. He spent his free time with his mother’s working-class family in rural Maryland, boating, fishing, crabbing, hunting and watching John Wayne movies. “Michael was a cowboy from the time he was 3 years old,” says his mother Terry Fanone.

Attempts to smuggle the self-styled backwoods boy into the professional class were unsuccessful. He spent a year at Georgetown Prep, the private school whose alumni include two U.S. Supreme Court Justices, but was asked not to return. When his parents sent him to boarding school in Maine instead, he saved his pocket money and bought a bus ticket back home. After his parents kicked him out, he got a job working construction and eventually completed his high-school diploma at Ballou, a nearly all-Black public school in southeast D.C. ...

At some point in his 30s, Fanone realized there was more to life than the job. His mentor, someone he thought of as a living legend, retired, and there were no parades—the department just carried on without him. Fanone stopped volunteering for overtime and re-established contact with the teenage daughter he barely knew. He got married, had three more daughters, got divorced.

by Anonymousreplies 96October 18, 2021 2:26 PM

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 68October 18, 2021 2:24 PM

Y: The Last Man, meet your new President, Diane Lane

New post apocalyptic FX/Hulu series based on a long running comic where all the world’s men have died off- except for one who is the new President’s wayward son, a very bad magician and escape artist- with a monkey! First three episodes have dropped and it’s a gripping rollercoaster ride with lots of twists. Diane’s doing some of the best work she’s ever done and faces foes like the John McCainesque conservative daughter of the president she replaced.

by Anonymousreplies 105October 18, 2021 2:23 PM

Do You Shave Your Pubic Hair

The majority of men today do. Are you part of this group?

by Anonymousreplies 99October 18, 2021 2:19 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 42October 18, 2021 2:16 PM

What the hell is Zendaya wearing on GMA?!?

This is the woman you people call a fashion icon? She's dressed like Dorothy Zbornak!

by Anonymousreplies 3October 18, 2021 2:09 PM

Is it wrong that I want only gay friends?

People act like it’s strange. I’m tired of straight people and their problems.

by Anonymousreplies 0October 18, 2021 2:09 PM

Philadelphia (1993)

This movie more than any other has impacted my life.

I have never felt more for a movie character than Andrew Beckett (Tom Hanks). I'm not out, I work in legal, live in a big city, and have a very intimate and special friend who is Latino, much like Beckett. I see myself as him.

The cast is also phenomenal- Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Jason Robards, Mary Steenburgen, Antonio Banderas, LisaGay Hamilton, Charles Napier, Ron Vawter, Robert Rigley, Charles Glenn, Ann Dowd, Bradley Whitford, and Joanne Woodward.

I cry at this movie more than any other.

What is your opinion on Philadelphia? What movie has really impacted your life?

by Anonymousreplies 52October 18, 2021 2:08 PM

Simu Liu has BEAUTIFUL feet!

Perfect length toes, just enough of an arch, nice wideness.

by Anonymousreplies 7October 18, 2021 2:07 PM

No Time To Die

Share your thoughts about the latest Bond fillum.

My take: really enjoyable. More like the Bonds of old. Much lighter than than previous maudlin Craig excursions. Not perfect: Anna de Armas and Rami Malek underused. He especially needed an additional action and motivation scene. But everyone is terrific with what they're given to do. Dibs to the child actor too. Beautifully photographed and fantastic production design. Watching a CGI blockbuster and then watching this is like night and day. It makes one realise what we've missed: it looks REAL because the huge sets are real.

by Anonymousreplies 91October 18, 2021 2:03 PM

Alan Cumming has written an uproarious memoir!

Here's an extract!

by Anonymousreplies 39October 18, 2021 2:02 PM

Rewatching Call Me By Your Name

Could 2 parents be more ecstatic about their teenaged son getting his back blown out. Its almost as if Elio's parents are pimping him out. Elio's mom spends her days chain smoking, entertaining and negotiating the sell of her son's wares. His father tells Elio how lucky he is to be young and desirable. Its wonderful that Oliver desires his twink body, specifically his virgin hole. He essentially tells Elio, get all the dick you can, while you can. Because eventually no one wants your body, but he's only a decade older than his son's lover. Is he speaking from experience or is he making a generalization?

It is a strange movie with awkwardly strange performances. 31 yr old Armie Hammer does not look like a 24 yr old. He looks older than his actual age. Timothy Chalamet looks younger than his actual age. It is a bizarre and awkward pairing.

Will Hollywood eventually pick it back up and recast for a sequel. Better yet, recast and reboot the first movie; then do a sequel.

by Anonymousreplies 138October 18, 2021 2:01 PM

Is this not the happiest song on the planet?

It's Swiss German and I don't understand a word but the husbear and I smoked weed and danced to it over and over last night.

Who can translate the gist of this masterpiece?

Does that sign say 'This bitch is number one'?

by Anonymousreplies 50October 18, 2021 1:53 PM

Maddeningly Annoying Social Media Comments

Things that make me scream, if only inside my head:

—When someone writes something, and then follows it with "That's it. That's the post." (Do people feel witty when they write that? Why not just make the point without tacking on a lame Zoomer tagline?)

—When someone responds with ^^THIS! (You agree with a comment. Can you say you agree with it? Better yet, can you add a thought that advances the sentiment? Why "THIS!"?)

—This one transcends social media, but: "I don't disagree." (No one can agree anymore. The closest anyone can come is not to disagree.)

This is Orwellian. It's Newspeak. It represents Orwell's idea of dumbing down the public by limiting vocabulary and thereby limiting the ranges of people's thoughts and feelings. People don't engage in discussions anymore; they argue for the sake of winning and not learning, or else they say "THIS!" And yes, I realize no one cares. People today are happy to become dumber and more limited in every way. I'm aware. I still hate it.

Your turn. What social media tropes bother you?

by Anonymousreplies 373October 18, 2021 1:49 PM

Hot East Indian Dudes Part 8

They're back!

by Anonymousreplies 104October 18, 2021 1:43 PM

Who are the DL faves and icons?

Current and former.

by Anonymousreplies 40October 18, 2021 1:41 PM

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 26October 18, 2021 1:35 PM

Ten Little Indians (1965) My Cast

I watched Ten Little Indians (1965) recently. It was okay. I felt like they tried to make a good British mystery with a subpar cast. There really are some bad actors in this movie. So I decided to make my own "who they should have got" cast:

Mike Raven, the jerk- Fabian (He's a terrible actor, but it is fitting)

Elsa Grohmann, the maid- Marianne Hoppe (small role and didn't want to waste my time)

General Sir John Mandrake- Andre Morell (he has that authority, plus that mustache). Basil Rathbone was also a consideration.

Joseph Grohmann, the butler- Armin Mueller-Stahl. He is a big bad German. Peter Lorre, my first choice, died in 1964.

Ilona Bergen, the actress- Raquel Welch or Sophia Loren. They both give off the sex appeal and both were gorgeous at this time.

Judge Arthur Cannon- George Sanders. For many years I thought Sanders was the judge in this movie until I rewatched it. I can't get him out of my head as the judge.

Dr. Edward Armstrong- Michael Redgrave. He is such a talented actor, he could paly anyone, but I think he would be the best red herring.

William Blore, the detective- Michael Hordern. He is a gruff looking Englishman. He was tall and can seem like a serious threat.

Hugh Lombard- Clint Eastwood. Perfect time in his career to be the American in an all British cast.

Ann Clyde- Julie Christie. Right off the success of Dr. Zhivago. Plus Shirley Eaton is the knock off Julie Christie.

Your thoughts?

by Anonymousreplies 7October 18, 2021 1:34 PM

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 89October 18, 2021 1:30 PM

Succession Season 3

The original White Lotus is back!

So why is Cousin Greg so up the ass of the Logan Roy side of the family when his own grandfather is worth $250MM+?

by Anonymousreplies 18October 18, 2021 1:30 PM

New York Times Pitchbot on Twitter

Some of these are brill.

by Anonymousreplies 78October 18, 2021 1:29 PM

Are those NYC/New Jersey Quido types good bed or are the all machismo and talk?

They all seem to give out a very sexual, I will fuck you all night vibe. But is it real?

by Anonymousreplies 61October 18, 2021 1:22 PM


I read a reviewer describe Bananarama as The Go-Go's under a wet blanket, but they had their own sound and style and both bands had an equal amount of good songs.

Do you like Bananarama and have a favorite song?

by Anonymousreplies 83October 18, 2021 1:21 PM

Is your local Starbucks perpetually out of almond croissants?


by Anonymousreplies 5October 18, 2021 1:17 PM

Hidden gems of BBC-TV drama

I just finished “The Charmer,” featuring Nigel Havers and Bernard Hepton, from the BBC in the late 80s. Really enjoyed it — it’s based on the Gorse books — and it got me wondering what other hidden gems are out there from the BBC (or ITV, etc) in the 70s-90s.

I don’t mean the ones still well known and viewed like Tinker Tailor, Brideshead Revisited, Jewel in the Crown or similar. What are your favorites?

by Anonymousreplies 494October 18, 2021 1:17 PM

So, I Actually Went To A Gay Man's Apartment, and... There Were NO Window Treatments!

This was totally incomprehensible. Gay man? No window treatments? How is this possible?

I met this VERY HOT guy at my gym, (Uhm.. EQUINOX, of course. EQUINOX--Greenwich Ave, of course), who asked me over to his place for dinner. Without hesitation I accepted his invite and immediately became excited about our dinner date. I already new what to expect since I've seen him in his Under Armour spandex, and better yet, his BLANC underwear! Yep... we'll have dinner alright but I'm bringing his dessert.

So, having fully prepared myself (and you know what I mean) I stood at his front door and rang his bell. His building is nice and I was mildly surprised that he still had an apartment in Chelsea, Hmm... he must do okay for himself. Many of us gays have had to leave the area because, well... we're not doing as "okay" for ourselves as those who are able to remain there. Anyway, his building is nice. The building has a doorman. He's close to the gym, the "L" train, and most importantly to Spa Jolie! Ohhh... he's going to love dessert.

Walking into his apartment the aroma of dinner that was still cooking was like ambrosia. "So, he cooks too," I said to myself. His apartment was of a suitable size and I could see the other room of where the magic happens. As I sat down on a sofa that was a non-convertible I complimented him on his nice place and thanking him for inviting me over. He simply blushed and told me that the place had now reached a point of where he was comfortable. He also told me how he really likes inviting people over but they never seem to stay very long. I just casually blurted out that it was probably because his window treatments had yet to be installed and therefore people could not get a real sense of who he is. He looked at me puzzled and asked; "What window treatment? I like plain, open, unshielded windows that allow the sun to shine in."

MMPH... well, that made no sense to me. Gay men spend hours and lots of money in designing and creating the appropriate window treatments. Suddenly I felt the need to leave and "suddenly" turned into my getting up and leaving. Who has ever heard of such a thing? Gay man? No window treatments?

What gay man here have no window treatments?

by Anonymousreplies 62October 18, 2021 1:15 PM

Team James O’Connor and his hot boy Adam

Is anyone else watching these two on TikTok, hot daddy James throwing around and pinning his hunky jock boy toy Adam? They run a martial arts studio in Indiana and are really good natured and humorous, while providing actual information on self dense (not that I’m ever going to remember it). James especially is known for his colorful tights and nail polish, with out losing an ounce of masculinity. They have other hunky guys on too doing moves, but mostly it looks like a school for kids. But these two are so damn hot, tightly embraced, rolling around on the floor, choking each other out and I’m guessing doing their best to hide their boners, I on the other hand can not.

by Anonymousreplies 21October 18, 2021 1:09 PM

Marsha Hunt Turns 104

Jesus. The oldest actress from the Golden Age of Hollywood still alive.

by Anonymousreplies 11October 18, 2021 1:09 PM

Baptiste on PBS part deux

A new Baptiste tonight. An Ambassador’s teenage boys have been kidnapped and her husband murdered in Hungary. Always bleak, this looks darker than usual. My favorite PBS mystery series after Endeavour.

by Anonymousreplies 4October 18, 2021 1:06 PM

Allbirds Sneakers

I’m Lookin to buy some new sneakers for the fall. I want masculine, hip, somewhat urban, stylish, athletic, yet versatile. Allbirds seems to be it. Anyone bought them before

by Anonymousreplies 32October 18, 2021 1:05 PM

Let's be a Typical Office

As many of us dip our toes back into the office environment, let's celebrate all the annoyances of the typical office.

I'll go first - I am the pile of incomplete print jobs sitting in the tray on the shared printer. The people who printed them either forgot to go get them or someone else walked away with half of the document and then threw it away when they realized it wasn't theirs.

by Anonymousreplies 132October 18, 2021 1:05 PM

The proliferation of "whataboutism"

Is anyone else sick of this logical fallacy, too?

by Anonymousreplies 13October 18, 2021 1:03 PM

Would you rather do Bernie Sanders or Rudy Giuliani?

Would you rather do Bernie Sanders or Rudy Giuliani?

by Anonymousreplies 15October 18, 2021 12:56 PM

B-Movie Hunks

I love 1950s and 1960s b movie hunks, the more obscure the better. Exhibit 1: John Bromfield, who was firmly C list, and never passed up the opportunity to shimmy his substantial frame into tight swimming trunks. Here he is in a publicity shot with Tab Hunter—looking full on bottom boy—in the rear.

by Anonymousreplies 177October 18, 2021 12:52 PM

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 89October 18, 2021 12:45 PM

What is your favorite videogame?

A question for the gamers on DL, what is your favorite video game past, and present?

by Anonymousreplies 19October 18, 2021 12:45 PM

Japan PM says Fukushima wastewater release can't be delayed

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's new prime minister on Sunday said the planned mass disposal of wastewater stored at the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant cannot be delayed, despite concerns from local residents.

Speaking at his first visit to the facility since taking office, Fumio Kishida said his government would work to reassure residents nearby the plant about the technical safety of the wastewater disposal project.

The Fukushima Daiichi plant suffered a triple meltdown in 2011 following a massive earthquake and tsunami.

Kishida's brief tour of the facility by its operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, focused on the ongoing decommissioning of the plant, and the massive amount of treated but still radioactive water stored there.

“I felt strongly that the water issue is a crucial one that should not be pushed back," Kishida told reporters after the tour.

The government and TEPCO announced plans in April to start releasing the water into the Pacific Ocean in the spring of 2023 over the span of decades.

The plan has been fiercely opposed by fishermen, residents and Japan’s neighbors, including China and South Korea.

Contaminated cooling water has continued to leak from the damaged reactors since the disaster. The water has been pumped up from basements and stored in about 1,000 tanks which the operator says will reach their capacity late next year.

Japanese officials say disposal of the water is indispensable for the plant cleanup, and that its release into the ocean is the most realistic option.

Kishida said the government will do its utmost to address concerns the water disposal will hurt local fishing and other industries.

“We will provide explanation about the safety (of the disposal) from a scientific viewpoint and transparency in order to dispel various concerns,” Kishida said.

Japan has requested assistance by the International Atomic Energy Agency to ensure the discharge meets global safety standards, including treating the wastewater so its radioactivity levels are below legal limits.

by Anonymousreplies 10October 18, 2021 12:41 PM

I'm crying

I cried buckets.

Why do people feel the need to tell you they shed tears? I see this a lot on Facebook and Youtube videos. "I can't stop crying".

by Anonymousreplies 8October 18, 2021 12:39 PM

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 94October 18, 2021 12:29 PM

Is it just me or DL really dead today?


by Anonymousreplies 33October 18, 2021 12:27 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 252October 18, 2021 12:25 PM

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 65October 18, 2021 12:25 PM

Potential catastrophic Hollywood strike

This could shut down the industry

by Anonymousreplies 67October 18, 2021 12:21 PM

Cabbage-sized meteorite lands in Canadian woman's bed

If this has been discussed, my apologies. I just learned about it yesterday. The odds are 1 in 100 billion of this happening.

by Anonymousreplies 35October 18, 2021 12:10 PM

Who is watching Squid Game on Netflix?

Shquid Game. 🦑

by Anonymousreplies 255October 18, 2021 12:09 PM

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 76October 18, 2021 12:04 PM

TikTok THOT Will Tanski

He sure is aware of his assets.

by Anonymousreplies 115October 18, 2021 12:02 PM

Lets Chat about DC

Inspired by another thread.

Good god why would anyone move there? Painfully boring and dull. Yes- they have museums.. so what? No one smiles. Ugly nerds everywhere. The gay scene? Haha.. Lame. Who dresses in Brooks Brothers to a bar? I had to listen to a guy ramble on and on about his prestigious government contracting job. Jesus kill me now.

by Anonymousreplies 572October 18, 2021 12:02 PM

Has Merrick Garland gone rogue?

by Anonymousreplies 95October 18, 2021 11:59 AM

Kill it with fire!

Kill it with fire! I actually met this creature and was briefly friends with it on Facebook. It didn't like one of my opinions and blocked me. 🤣😅

Good riddance!

by Anonymousreplies 29October 18, 2021 11:58 AM

What would have happened had Diana lived that night, instead of died?

Exact same circumstances... the summer of Fayed, the chase, the crash, the injuries, but she survived the surgery and lived.

I wonder if there could have been a backlash from people thinking she'd been so loony and irresponsible that it was her own damned fault and instead of sympathy she would have found herself behind the 8-ball where public support was concerned. Or would it have broken the fever and after a period of recovery (and reflection) she would have continued her interests at a less manic pace?

by Anonymousreplies 71October 18, 2021 11:46 AM

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 151October 18, 2021 11:46 AM

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 62October 18, 2021 11:45 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 73October 18, 2021 11:34 AM

Which '00s actor do you wish had bared all?

Many did, such as Mark Ruffalo and Daniel Craig. Who else do you want to see pubes, dick and butt--everything?

by Anonymousreplies 15October 18, 2021 11:29 AM

What will Jen Psaki do in the future?

I think she has said that she'll only do this job for one year. It must be an incredibly hard job but especially hard for her since Biden doesn't answer any questions so she has to do it all.

(and most importantly her hair isn't as perfect as it was when she started.)

by Anonymousreplies 5October 18, 2021 11:26 AM

Rose McGowan is now going after Eli Roth`

Sheesh. Is there anyone who hasn't wronged her? Raped her? Paid her pennies? Made her screen-test three times?

by Anonymousreplies 28October 18, 2021 11:19 AM

Pokemon Go Part 3

Continue here.

by Anonymousreplies 109October 18, 2021 11:17 AM

Don’t Be Gone Too Long shouldn’t have been scrapped.

This would’ve been a smash hit. 🔥

by Anonymousreplies 5October 18, 2021 11:17 AM

Grandson has a probably covid related illness and daughter's ASSHOLE boyfriend doesn't wear a mask

i feel like taking a hit out on this fucking asshole. i'm so angry right now.

he's been transferred to SF Children's Hospital. Fucking assholes NEVER wears a mask and now this happens! What are the chances?!

I can't do anything.

by Anonymousreplies 73October 18, 2021 10:23 AM

Damn! The Backlash is coming

Delivery Worker Stabbed To Death, E-Bike Stolen On Lower East Side

Police released new surveillance video and said they need help identifying the suspect seen wearing a hoodie.

Police say the 51-year-old man was found cuts to his face and a stab wound to his abdomen on Hester Street near Chrystie Street at around 1:05 a.m. According to WABC-TV, the unidentified victim was on his way to a food delivery when he was attacked. Video footage shows police cordoned off the scene, with detectives behind yellow tape inside Sara D. Roosevelt Park. A Grubhub bag and a helmet can be seen near the police tape. The victim had reportedly flagged down a Parks Department employee for help.

The victim was rushed to Bellevue Hospital and was later pronounced dead. So far the police have no suspects.

An email to Grubhub was not immediately returned.

Delivery workers have been the victims of violence while on the job in separate incidents. In Queens, Xing Long Lin, was on his scooter when he was run over by a driver who then slammed into a restaurant's outdoor dining setup on April 30th. No charges have been brought against the driver. Earlier that same month, Francisco Villalva was fatally shot inside a playground in East Harlem while on the job. Villalva had been approached by a man at gunpoint and demanded to give up his bike. In all three cases, the deliverymen were on the job.

E-bikes are known to cost as high as $2,000, which are costly to delivery workers who earn little pay. Last month, the New York City Council passed a sweeping bill package aimed at improving working condition for delivery workers. They included setting minimum payments per trip for delivery workers, how far they can go to deliver food, and mandatory access to restaurant bathrooms.

^^^ None of which will protect their lives and safety.

by Anonymousreplies 58October 18, 2021 10:12 AM

Kirsten Dunst’s career never really took off. Why?

She was everywhere during the 90s and first 00s, The suicide virgins, Marie Antoinette or Spider-Man are star-making performances. She was a really good child actor who took roles from superstars like Scarlett Johansson.

I’ve always felt that she were never really valued by Hollywood. She has proven herself as a tremendous actress in roles like Melancholia or that Fargo season.

What happened with her career? If you looked at her in 2004 you could easily picture her having an Oscar by now. Is she difficult to work with? I’ve heard she had mental issues for a while and needed to take a break from Hollywood in one point of her life. But other less-talented stars like Downey Jr. have had major breaks out and they were able to make a huge comeback.

Are those rumors about Reese destroying her career because she was her major competitor true? What do you think about her acting? Does she deserve the place where she is now in Hollywood stardom?

by Anonymousreplies 156October 18, 2021 10:02 AM

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 135October 18, 2021 10:00 AM

What is Charlotte North Carolina like?

It looks like a beautiful city. The rent is seriously cheap. Is there a sizeable gay community? Gay friendly?

by Anonymousreplies 239October 18, 2021 9:47 AM

SCREAM Stars Skeet Ulrich & Matthew Lillard

Holy crap Matthew aged like milk!

Skeet turned into a super hot zaddy, even hotter than he looked in the Scream

by Anonymousreplies 6October 18, 2021 9:24 AM

Olivia Newton-John's PHYSICAL album was released 40 years ago

A classic 1980s pop album, and ONJ's most successful solo effort. She was everywhere back then.

by Anonymousreplies 25October 18, 2021 9:21 AM

Timothée as Wonka - first picture

Kill it with fire!

by Anonymousreplies 103October 18, 2021 9:19 AM

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 122October 18, 2021 8:58 AM

87 or Older: Four Hitchcock Blondes & Many More Actresses Persist in Living

I saw a post about Angela Lansbury turning 96 today and that got me to thinking about the impressive number of actresses who were born in 1934 or earlier / are 87 or beyond. Without even thinking too hard, here's who I came up with:

Vera Miles – 92 Tippi Hedren - soon to be 92 Kim Novak - 88 Eva Marie Saint - 97 Sophia Loren - 87 Brigitte Bardot - 87 Joan Collins - 88 Julie Newmar - 88 Monica Vitti - 89 Angie Dickinson - 90 Rita Moreno - 90 in December Piper Laurie - 89 Mamie Van Doren - 90 Mitzi Gaynor - 90 Arlene Dahl - 96 Terry Moore - 92 Gina Lollobrigida - 94

A lot of these women have not been seen in quite some time, and are likely not in great health, but that's not the point: they are alive. Is it good genes, a healthy lifestyle (avoiding sun, tobacco, alcohol), staying active, premium healthcare?

What other actresses are among the living in that age range? Born before 1935?

by Anonymousreplies 11October 18, 2021 8:56 AM

I'm coming clean

sometimes i put pickle jar up my ass

by Anonymousreplies 12October 18, 2021 8:51 AM

Which '70s singer's butt would you have plowed?

Be honest. This is scientific research.

by Anonymousreplies 3October 18, 2021 8:44 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 56October 18, 2021 8:41 AM

The infamous Catwoman casting

Madonna said on that now infamous Jimmy Fallon show that she turned it down.

Do we believe her? I know Annette Bening had it and then Michelle Pfeiffer took over when she was pregnant. (and Sean Young felt entitled to it.)

And memories of it when it was playing out?

by Anonymousreplies 24October 18, 2021 8:39 AM

Prince Harry to return to New York to present awards to veterans

“Harry, who has just carried out a trip to the city with the Duchess of Sussex, will be back on the East Coast for the Salute to Freedom gala at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum”

I love all the work they’re doing. Good deeds don’t go unnoticed.

by Anonymousreplies 5October 18, 2021 8:38 AM



by Anonymousreplies 14October 18, 2021 8:34 AM

Figure skating 2021/22

Since the previous thread has been paywalled, here is a new one for the upcoming season which is about to start.

Cranberry Cup and Lake Placid Ice Dance International are taking place next week. Bell, Liu, Glenn, what is left of Gracie Gold, Shin will face off each other and Korean Young You.

In the Men event, entries include Zhou, Ukrainian turned American Paniot, Pulkinen, Hiwatashi, Ma, Israeli men including the eternal Bychenko, Mexican Carillo.

Pairs will see Calalang/ Johnson return to competitions, against Knierim/Frazier and Tarasova/Morozov. Cain/LeDuc are out because she got Covid

The Lake Placid Ice Dance competition will see Caroline Green and Michael Parsons as the top team

In a couple of weeks, Junior Grand Prix will also start with 2 back to back events in Courchevel, France.

by Anonymousreplies 87October 18, 2021 8:18 AM

How to be a Sugar Daddy without having Sugar

Take notes yall

by Anonymousreplies 9October 18, 2021 8:16 AM

Colton Haynes Shares Photo Erased from the Internet

Nice explanation.

by Anonymousreplies 141October 18, 2021 8:00 AM

Let’s be a Golden Corral

I’m the little kid sneezing all over the food in the dessert bar.

by Anonymousreplies 4October 18, 2021 7:32 AM

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 503October 18, 2021 7:31 AM

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 62October 18, 2021 7:08 AM

Rene Zellweger was Horrible as Judy Garland

Please tell me I’m not alone is saying this. Good god. Judy Davis was fantastic.

by Anonymousreplies 64October 18, 2021 7:05 AM

Who else could have played Breathless in Dick Tracy?

What if Madonna hadn't been dating Warren Beatty and refused to demean herself with a comic book movie? Who else could have played Breathless Mahoney?

by Anonymousreplies 34October 18, 2021 6:56 AM

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 325October 18, 2021 6:55 AM

Gupta tells Joe Rogan CNN shouldn't have called ivermectin 'horse dewormer'

Sanjay Gupta, CNN's top medical analyst, told Joe Rogan the network should not have referred to medication he took to combat a coronavirus infection as "horse dewormer" during its coverage of the popular podcaster's bout with the disease.

"It's a lie on a news network ... that's a lie that they're conscious of. It's not a mistake," Rogan said to Gupta as the longtime medical analyst appeared on his show this week. "They're unfavorably framing it as veterinary medicine."

The controversial podcaster, who has drawn criticism for past statements about coronavirus immunity and vaccines, pressed Gupta about CNN's coverage.

"Do you think that's a problem that your news network lies," Rogan asked. "Dude, they lied and said I was taking horse dewormer."

"Yeah, yeah yeah, they shouldn't have said it was horse" dewormer, Gupta responded. "If you got a human pill, because there were people who were taking it, the veterinary medication, and you're not obviously because you got it from a doctor, so it shouldn't be called that."

Last month, Rogan announced he had tested positive for the virus and that after a few days of feeling sick he was on the mend. He said he was taking Z-Pak, prednisolone and ivermectin, which has been approved for use in humans for some conditions but is not recommended for the treatment of COVID-19.

A month earlier, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had warned Americans against taking ivermectin, a drug sometimes used to treat parasitic worm infections in humans and livestock, something Gupta mention when speaking to Rogan this week.

"It was snarky, I'll admit it," Gupta said in reference to a tweet the FDA sent telling Americans, "You are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, y'all. Stop it."

CNN was one of many media outlets last month that covered Rogan's announcement.

Rogan criticized CNN during a recent episode of his show for its coverage of his coronavirus case and treatment, asking a guest at one point if needs to sue the network.

“Bro, do I have to sue CNN?” Rogan said last month. “They’re making shit up. They keep saying I’m taking horse dewormer. I literally got it from a doctor. It’s an American company. They won the Nobel Prize in 2015 for use in human beings and CNN is saying I’m taking horse dewormer. They must know that’s a lie.”

by Anonymousreplies 0October 18, 2021 6:44 AM

Deja Vu.......Rioting In Ferguson, Again.

Burglaries, Robberies, Looting, Rock & Bottle Throwing, Possible Fire, and Shootings, Including an Officer-Involved Shooting, All Occuring on the One Year Anniversary of Michael "Big Mike" Brown's Death.

No Peace In Ferguson Tonight........

by Anonymousreplies 163October 18, 2021 6:43 AM

Brutal Marriage Movie: Cut from SNL for Time

I just saw this online. I think it's hilarious. Possibly written by a DL'er. Just wanted to share.

by Anonymousreplies 1October 18, 2021 6:42 AM

Have you ever turned down sex with someone beautiful?

My sexual history is pretty much non-existent. But one of the few times someone was interested in me, he was a very, very beautiful man. But the way in which he demanded I agree to sex on that basis alone put all my hackles up.

I don't regret turning the experience down, BTW.

by Anonymousreplies 22October 18, 2021 6:31 AM

Let's Play a Game: Famous Movie Quotes

Here's how it works. I'm gonna start by quoting a famous (and easy/obvious) movie line. The next response should be the title of the movie, followed by a famous quote from another movie. And so on, and so on. I'm gonna play it with myself for awhile until someone else joins in (hopefully) and it takes off.....

"Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn!..."

by Anonymousreplies 18October 18, 2021 6:29 AM

Great movie villains

I am ABSOLUTELY sure this thread has been done before, but I wanted to start a new one anyway because there's not been one in a good while. (And if there has, who cares?)

Who are the greatest villains in film history?

I started with a poll just for fun, but of course it only scratches the surface--there are far more to talk about, so please list them.

by Anonymousreplies 5October 18, 2021 6:21 AM

'Total tops' candidly reveal why they don't bottom

According to Russell A Baptist’s book Adam and Steve: The Rules for Men Attracted to Other Men, there are three main types of tops.

These are total tops, versatile tops and oral tops. There also exist true total tops

According to Baptist, true total tops generally ‘use dominant energy with expertise’ and ‘couldn’t care less’ about their bottoming partner’s pleasure.

Total tops in general, on the other hand, are more forgiving.

Versatile tops prefer topping but are more open to bottoming, while oral tops love performing oral.

As for why people develop these preferences, there can be a multitude of reasons. So we asked some total tops for their opinions:

Ethan, 23, gay, from New Jersey When I first came out as gay as a sophomore in college, I pretty much just bottomed. But then I switched to being a total top about a year after I came out.

I was taking medication for my Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) that inhibited blood flow when I first came out, making it difficult for me to get an erection, so I bottomed.

When I finally made the correlation between my body’s reaction to my medicine, I realized that I actually would prefer to top instead.

Perpetua, 29, non-binary lesbian, from Scotland I’m a total top because I love the sensation of bringing pleasure to my partner. I get so much joy from knowing that I’m making her feel good.

I like to take an active role in lovemaking. I’ve bottomed before and it’s fine but I get bored and I’d rather be in the driver’s seat.

Charlie*, 23, gay, from London I can’t get past the pain, or relax into it. Plus, I find the sex positions most bottoms end up in are unflattering and make me self conscious. It’s also weird that the times I have tried I’ve wanted to be very much in control and doing the work whereas when I top I quite enjoy the opposite.

I guess this goes with not being able to relax but also wanting to make sure the other person is having a good time. If I can’t relax enough to do everything I’m trying to do, I’ll damn well try and control what I can.

Frida, 27, gay drag queen, from Glasgow I’m pretty much a total top but it’s not because I hate the idea of bottoming. I’ve bottomed a few times but I just get no pleasure out of it whatsoever. It’s not through lack of trying, just apparently a part of my physical makeup.

When I first started having sex, I was determined to be versatile; I wanted to be able experience the whole range of penetrative sex. But as I went on, I just found that I wasn’t enjoying it.

It wasn’t a pain issue, it was more uncomfortable – if I was wearing a pair of boxers that didn’t feel great I wouldn’t keep on wearing them. It was just a little overwhelming but not in a pleasant way and I kept thinking ‘Is this going to be over soon?

As a drag performer who often presents as an exaggerated female character, or as a fay androgynous character, people are often surprised when they find out I’m the top 95% of the time.

I think it speaks more to our society’s view of gender and even the wider expectation of gender roles in the LGBT community. It can be a little annoying. Sure, I like putting on a corset and slipping some socks into a bra, but why should that mean I wouldn’t enjoy taking the top role in the bedroom? My drag isn’t a sexual thing, it’s performance and art.

Callum, 24, gay, from Hertfordshire I’ve never tried bottoming at all. I tried topping for the first time about six years ago.

I’m a total top purely because I’ve never felt the want to bottom. Ass is what I am about and being a bottom or trying it is just not something that goes through my head.

I’ve never tried bottoming and it’s unlikely I ever will. It would have to be a very good man that I’m in a relationship with for me to even allow it.

by Anonymousreplies 211October 18, 2021 6:19 AM

Would you leave your kids at home, and go to Disneyland/world for an couple's vacay?

I just heard this:

Some couple (hetro) left their child at home, and went to Disney World themselves. They flew there.

My JAW dropped, when I heard this.

by Anonymousreplies 3October 18, 2021 6:12 AM

Celebrities who have aged well AKA the anti Tom Cruise and Madonna thread

So I was watching Sex Education and Gillian Anderson is far more beautiful now than she was in her twenties on the X files. She’s absolutely gorgeous now. So who are some other celebrities who are aging well?

by Anonymousreplies 46October 18, 2021 6:12 AM

A Gum Lift, Gumtuk, And 10 Upper Veneers


by Anonymousreplies 4October 18, 2021 6:11 AM

Nose job?

Brooke Burke’s daughter. Dad is a plastic surgeon. I think it is. What does DL say?

by Anonymousreplies 1October 18, 2021 6:02 AM

If JFK had not been killed, would he have divorced Jackie and married Princess Diana?

What would their children be like? Would they talk to Meagan?

by Anonymousreplies 48October 18, 2021 5:54 AM

Annoying Popular Phrases and Expressions

I’m sure this has been done before, but I’m not resurrecting old threads from 2015.

“Getting the jab” and “people are hurting”.

Ugh. I hate when people use these phrases.

by Anonymousreplies 184October 18, 2021 5:52 AM

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 23October 18, 2021 5:50 AM

Mia Farrow Slams Michael Jackson

Mia Farrow

Replying to @RexChapman

How to regard a dancing pedophile - can we simply appreciate the dance moves? Idk the answer.

by Anonymousreplies 18October 18, 2021 5:43 AM

Who would you pick to have been your mother?

I've made a list. I'm sure each lady had both good and bad maternal qualities.

by Anonymousreplies 33October 18, 2021 5:42 AM

80s & 90s Straight Porn Studs Appreciation Thread

I'll start with Randy Spears.

by Anonymousreplies 221October 18, 2021 5:41 AM

The Last Duel Bombs

As expected. Hey Hollywood, still think Adam Driver can put a butt on seat?

by Anonymousreplies 27October 18, 2021 5:40 AM

‘View’ staff ‘banned’ from talking to Meghan McCain by exec producer

Omg who cares? It’s cool that some of them still keep in touch with that nut job.

by Anonymousreplies 7October 18, 2021 5:38 AM

Bad Actors we pretend are great

Kathy Bates gives the same “awww shucks”, down home gal who is on the autism spectrum performance for every movie.

by Anonymousreplies 426October 18, 2021 5:31 AM

Is the economy improving?

I’m not feeling it

by Anonymousreplies 1October 18, 2021 5:26 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 18October 18, 2021 5:24 AM

Rite Aid Sold

I guess they’re dumping the name?

by Anonymousreplies 24October 18, 2021 5:24 AM

Why Does Everybody Hate Brandon Flynn

I've been wondering this for a while now. I haven't met a single person who likes Brandon or speaks good about him. Why do you think that is?

by Anonymousreplies 230October 18, 2021 5:03 AM

Actors who convincingly played contrary to what they had been typecast as

Fred MacMurray in Double Indemnity

Deborah Kerr in From Here to Eternity

by Anonymousreplies 90October 18, 2021 4:51 AM

Elaine Stritch's lesbo scene

In "Who Killed Teddy Bear?". Pretty racy for the time.

Do you think Juliet got the "wrong idea about things"? Or was Stritch a predatory lesbian?

by Anonymousreplies 3October 18, 2021 4:41 AM

Sepsis--Doctor in the house? (Bill Clinton related)

I know we have some doctors on the DL here.

This question sprang from the Bill Clinton thread.

I had it twice when I was 30 after getting pneumonia and a staph infection somehow I think.

Anyway I had to do 6 weeks of IV anti-biotics. Then it came back right away and I had to do it again. The second time I practically begged the infectious disease doctor (who seemed really good) that couldn't I just take oral stuff. He said if the infection is in the blood you have to go on iv.

So all this stuff about Clinton being released in a few days and going on oral anti-biotics (like Sanjay Gupta said) stuck me as false.

But another poster in the Clinton thread said she had four infecctions in her blood, was in septic shock and was still just on iv for a week and then pills.

Can anyone explain.

(it was so awful being on the iv for 12 weeks. Clinton's plight is giving me nightmares.)

by Anonymousreplies 3October 18, 2021 4:37 AM

Paddy O'Brian: When did he turn 70?

The pandemic has been harder on whores than I thought.

by Anonymousreplies 140October 18, 2021 4:36 AM

Funny Names

Idabelle Loosely

I. P. Freely

Fuzzy Zeller

by Anonymousreplies 168October 18, 2021 4:36 AM

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

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

by Anonymousreplies 69October 18, 2021 4:17 AM

Are you attracted to muscles?

I like fit and lightly muscled. I'm not a fan of overly muscled.

by Anonymousreplies 345October 18, 2021 4:03 AM

What was your most sensual/intimate moment with a lover?

Sometimes sex is utilitarian, but to me, when it's really sensual and intimate it is so much better. What was the time that was so intimate that it sent shivers down your spine and made you think you were gonna cum in your pants?

by Anonymousreplies 62October 18, 2021 4:01 AM

Which '90s actor do you wish had posed for Playgirl?

Actors finally started showing dong during the '90s. We see you Kevin Bacon. Which actor prominent during the 1990s would you like to see in a spread eagle layout in Playgirl?

by Anonymousreplies 17October 18, 2021 3:55 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 5October 18, 2021 3:54 AM

Some guy in a pedo van followed me for almost 10 minutes

I was driving along and came to a green light, turned right and the van on the other side turned left. I continued straight and the van made a right turn at the first street.

When I came to a stop sign the van was right behind me and the guy was revving his engine behind me.

I made my turn and he turned. I made another turn and he followed. All the time tailgating me.

I did the TV cop thing and made four right turns and he followed. I went through a roundabout making one full turn and went out the second exit and he followed still riding my bumper.

I finally lost him in a residential street area that can be confusing unless you're used to the area.

I pulled off into a church parking lot and watched as he drove around the area. He parked for a couple of minutes then drove off.

What the fuck is wrong with some people? I actually considered driving into a police parking lot and waiting to see what he'd do.

I hadn't planned to leave the house but felt like a coffee and went to my favorite place. If I had just stayed home I wouldn't have to worry about some weirdo following me.

by Anonymousreplies 27October 18, 2021 3:53 AM

White Gogo Dancer Shortage

Why are there no white gogo dancers ever? They’re all LatinX.

by Anonymousreplies 20October 18, 2021 3:53 AM

Best map I've seen today

An easy way to learn geography

by Anonymousreplies 3October 18, 2021 3:46 AM

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

Randolph Mantooth-

by Anonymousreplies 92October 18, 2021 3:44 AM

Tituss Burgess on Celeb WOF

He’s lost a lot of weight and actually looks cute. Good for him.

by Anonymousreplies 6October 18, 2021 3:44 AM

WHET Psycho Beach Party

Psycho Beach Party is one of my favorite movies to unwind with when I’ve had a har work week. I feel like it was extremely popular at one time, but now everyone has forgotten about it. I think this is a shame.

by Anonymousreplies 13October 18, 2021 3:42 AM

Lizzo tells the haters to Kiss Her Ass!

And pulls down her pants and shakes her ass for us to kiss….

by Anonymousreplies 19October 18, 2021 3:31 AM

China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile

China tests new space capability with hypersonic missile Launch in August of nuclear-capable rocket that circled the globe took US intelligence by surprise.

China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August that circled the globe before speeding towards its target, demonstrating an advanced space capability that caught US intelligence by surprise.

Five people familiar with the test said the Chinese military launched a rocket that carried a hypersonic glide vehicle which flew through low-orbit space before cruising down towards its target.

The missile missed its target by about two-dozen miles, according to three people briefed on the intelligence. But two said the test showed that China had made astounding progress on hypersonic weapons and was far more advanced than US officials realised.

The test has raised new questions about why the US often underestimated China’s military modernisation.

“We have no idea how they did this,” said a fourth person.

The return of Mao: a new threat to China’s politics The US, Russia and China are all developing hypersonic weapons, including glide vehicles that are launched into space on a rocket but orbit the earth under their own momentum. They fly at five times the speed of sound, slower than a ballistic missile. But they do not follow the fixed parabolic trajectory of a ballistic missile and are manoeuvrable, making them harder to track.

Taylor Fravel, an expert on Chinese nuclear weapons policy who was unaware of the test, said a hypersonic glide vehicle armed with a nuclear warhead could help China “negate” US missile defence systems which are designed to destroy incoming ballistic missiles.

“Hypersonic glide vehicles . . . fly at lower trajectories and can manoeuvre in flight, which makes them hard to track and destroy,” said Fravel, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Fravel added that it would be “destabilising” if China fully developed and deployed such a weapon, but he cautioned that a test did not necessarily mean that Beijing would deploy the capability.

Mounting concern about China’s nuclear capabilities comes as Beijing continues to build up its conventional military forces and engages in increasingly assertive military activity near Taiwan.

by Anonymousreplies 45October 18, 2021 3:28 AM

Anyone else have misophonia?

If so, what are your "triggers," and how do you react?

"Misophonia is a disorder in which certain sounds trigger emotional or physiological responses that some might perceive as unreasonable given the circumstance."

My roommate of nearly a year, who's obese and smokes (cigarettes and pot), coughs all day, every day. There's been no change in frequency the entire time he's lived here, and it drives me batty. It's a loud, dry, forceful cough, and it makes me boil with rage. I can't help but think the cough is a tic, and that he gets satisfaction from doing it, which makes me even angrier. I often fantasize about him slipping in the shower or falling down the stairs and breaking a few ribs, which I imagine would take some of the fun out of coughing.

by Anonymousreplies 74October 18, 2021 3:25 AM

Zed & Ray, gay music duo / couple

Cuties 🔥

by Anonymousreplies 37October 18, 2021 3:24 AM

"Succession," Season 3

Just saw the season premier on HBO Max. I'm really happy they brought back Kendall's wife Rava, who wasn't in the last season. Good Greg lines and good Roman lines this episode. I love how much Roman and Shiv delight in tormenting each other like they're still small kids.

I do get tired of the kids and Tom and the top executives always arguing for themselves to Logan--either not to get axed or to get selected for something big (for this this episode, who will be acting CEO of Waystar-Royco). It's clear he loves them sucking up to him, but we've seen this scenario too often.

by Anonymousreplies 2October 18, 2021 3:20 AM

The legacy of the Carpenters

Still talking about them a half century later!

by Anonymousreplies 9October 18, 2021 3:20 AM

Criminals who die instead of facing justice

I don’t agree with it. They shouldn’t serve their sentence just because they died? Why let them get away with that?

by Anonymousreplies 2October 18, 2021 3:05 AM

Steve Burns makes video for Blue's Clues 25th Anniversary

Thought he was a cute fuckable cub then.....would still pounce on him today.

by Anonymousreplies 93October 18, 2021 3:04 AM

Who the #$@! eats Taco Bell?

And why?

Please explain yourselves.

by Anonymousreplies 111October 18, 2021 3:03 AM

This tired black queen can keep her vaccine fascism

I'm not going to get the vaccine just to be able to go to a fucking restaurant or travel to shitty, boring Europe. If and when I CHOOSE to get the vaccine (or any medical treatment), it will be because I have made the PERSONAL decision to do so. It will not be made PUBLIC.

Over time, the requirements to show a vaccine passport to enter establishments in cities like NYC and LA will fall by the wayside. Business owners will have no choice come spring 2022. That is, if they want to stay in operation.

I will probably get grayed out and blocked from posting. What else is new, Datalounge lives to censor people.

And I'm a black man myself so don't try to come at me with that "racist" nonsense. Stuff it!

by Anonymousreplies 66October 18, 2021 3:00 AM

Do you think the straight guys you've had sex with ever think about it?

I'm not talking about the DL fantasy where some closet case on Grindr claims to be "straight"

Talking about the not all that uncommon experience many of us had as teenagers or shortly thereafter where you fooled around with a friend or classmate who, as far as you know, was otherwise hetero and went on to lead a hetero life.

Sometimes it was a one-tine thing, sometimes it happened multiple times, usually it was oral and not anal.

But I do wonder if these guys ever think about it, if they harbor much guilt about it, if they wonder if they are bi and if they've ever told anyone else about it.

by Anonymousreplies 178October 18, 2021 2:59 AM

Where are they now? The “men” in Chicken Hawk: Men Who Love Boys

Fascinating and creepy documentary from 1994. (The quality feels like the 1970s.) Does anyone know where the subjects are today? Does anyone know them personally?

by Anonymousreplies 7October 18, 2021 2:49 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 59October 18, 2021 2:48 AM

“Sex & the City” by the SNL Cast of 1977

I was lamenting how awful “Saturday Night Live” is and feeling nostalgic for the original cast…and that got me thinking about who would play the “Sex and the City” girls if it was the 1977 cast (the trio of Gilda, Jane, and Laraine).

First, we would need a female guest host since unlike today there were not double digit cast numbers. I vote for Candice Bergen since she hosted three times early on…or Jill Clayburgh since she hosted twice. With that in mind:

Carrie: Laraine Newman. Not the obvious first choice, but she has the voice and the look and a kind of twitchy vacancy…and Carrie doesn’t really need to be funny, just announce things.

Samantha: Gilda. Again, not the obvious choice but Gilda could do anything and she would run with this! Plus, I love when Gilda did a little glamour. I would love to see her interpretation of Samantha.

I’m conflicted on the following two…Obviously Jane would excel at both, but I think Miranda is more of a satire-ready character than Charlotte, hence:

Miranda: Jane Curtin. She was made for self-righteous indignation.

Charlotte: The perfect throwaway role for a guest host. They would put a brunette wig and a sweater set on Candice and that would be that.

Thoughts? Suggestions?

by Anonymousreplies 2October 18, 2021 2:45 AM

Dangerous Curves

Who has them?

by Anonymousreplies 1October 18, 2021 2:44 AM

A 20 something blue-eyed Portuguese laborer was awfully chatty in the laundromat this evening.

The machine is broken in my apartment building so I went to the laundromat which is on a working class street in Geneva. He was washing his laborer clothes - "bleu de travail" - very specific in Switzerland. Then in English I told a Russian lesbian who stunk of booze and cigs and was speaking to her strung out skinny girlfriend in perfect English that she could pull out the detergent drawer entirely and wash it, because it was filled with gunk. The Portuguese twunk took that as his entree and chatted me up in really good English. (Why does everyone speak perfect English - even poor people?) He's been here 8 months. It didn't even occur to me that he was flirting with me, 59 years old! But when his clothes were done he was lingering for no reason chatting with me and was too timid to seal the deal and said "well, maybe I'll see you around soon", and I shook his hand and said "good evening". Wow, I'm an asshole!!!!! Why did I look a gift horse in the mouth? I haven't been cruised since before the pandemic!

by Anonymousreplies 15October 18, 2021 2:39 AM

Dusty Fabulosity

This bitch was EVERYTHING. The pipes, the wig, the song, the hand gestures.


by Anonymousreplies 155October 18, 2021 2:39 AM

Trans People Are Not Being Murdered At An Alarming Rate

They’re not likely to die at a younger age. Why do groups like GLAAD keep pushing this debunked bullshit?

by Anonymousreplies 87October 18, 2021 2:37 AM

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 31October 18, 2021 2:36 AM

Alec Baldwin, Hilaria, & 6 Kids Walk Red Carpet: The Boss Baby

Looks fun! Looks like Alec's holding a prosthetic baby, though.

by Anonymousreplies 24October 18, 2021 2:35 AM

Sea Moss

Anybody here consume it? Bitches I know keep raving about it. I'd rather just take a multivitamin gurl.

by Anonymousreplies 0October 18, 2021 2:33 AM

My ideal world

In my ideal world it would be illegal to have sex outside of marriage, and only straight people could get married. Society would, however, look the other way as horny young straight men used gay bottoms to satisfy their urges.

Think of how perfect it would be. There would no longer be any slutty women constantly putting out and then complaining that it's too hard for them to get their babies killed. And there would be a HUGE amount of horny young straight studs who would constantly be pounding on the doors of gay bottoms who would finally be sexually satisfied with access to real men. And we'd be able to make connections with these men because they would need a reliable source of blowjobs and anal sex.

These horrible gay sex apps would go away and being gay would regain its sense of risk and cache since gay sex would be illegal and frowned upon.

Someday it will happen. I just hope I live to see it.

by Anonymousreplies 21October 18, 2021 2:31 AM

Open relationships

Watching my friends with open relationships, my sense is that they tend to be average-looking people who want the security of partnership and yet want to do better, at least sexually. The whole concept just seems so toxic and sad.

by Anonymousreplies 134October 18, 2021 2:28 AM

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 288October 18, 2021 2:27 AM

The Quintessential Cars for Gays and Lesbians

I know the Subaru is for lesbians but I feel the vehicle of choice for gay men is less defined. I'm leaning toward Range Rovers though.

This begs another question. Why do lesbians go for inexpensive and practical, and gay men go for expensive and high maintenance?

by Anonymousreplies 59October 18, 2021 2:22 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 479October 18, 2021 2:20 AM

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 56October 18, 2021 2:16 AM

Immigration Advocates Are "Done" With Biden

Ghurl you better watch your back. They're coming for you big time Mr. Biden

by Anonymousreplies 31October 18, 2021 2:14 AM

Ralph Pierre LaCock

He's still alive. But don't get too excited gays, the name is just a name. '

by Anonymousreplies 8October 18, 2021 2:13 AM

What happened to Mrs. Quest?

Was this ever addressed or was Johnny the result of Dr. Quest and Race Bannon paying a surrogate? In fact, I don't remember ever seeing a lot of women on that cartoon at all. Very homoerotic.

by Anonymousreplies 5October 18, 2021 2:09 AM

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 54October 18, 2021 2:06 AM

How to lubricate your rectum ?

Mine is so dry . I love to itch my anus as it feels Ike MDMA

by Anonymousreplies 9October 18, 2021 2:06 AM

3 People Dead in Murder-Suicide after Snow Removal Dispute in Pennsylvania, Part 8

We are all biding our time waiting for Jeff's tjhe Goys' houses to go on the market. Link to part 7 below.

by Anonymousreplies 554October 18, 2021 2:03 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 493October 18, 2021 1:57 AM

Instagram Fitness Model, DL Star, and Hunk Patrick LeBlanc, Part 2

Flexin and teasin

by Anonymousreplies 212October 18, 2021 1:50 AM

Velvet Underground is a 2021 documentary film directed and produced by Todd Haynes

You're gonna love this one DL ..........Now in Art House Cinemas and streaming on Apple +

by Anonymousreplies 3October 18, 2021 1:48 AM

How come I'm never booked on these flights?

My flights are always so boring.

by Anonymousreplies 2October 18, 2021 1:41 AM

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 50October 18, 2021 1:38 AM

Must-Try Regional Specialties

I love trying different foods from different parts of the US and even globally.

So what are some specialties that you can mostly get from a specific place?

I know that everything is becoming global, so that you can pretty much get anything via the internet.

But if you traveled to a particular place, what would be the specialty from that area?

Fried cheese curds in Wisconsin? Boiled peanuts in Georgia? Chow Chow in South Carolina? New Mexico Green Chile Pork?

Omg... I'm getting hungry.

by Anonymousreplies 25October 18, 2021 1:38 AM

The Batman trailer - Robert Pattinson is emo Bruce Wayne

God Warner Bros is in a rut.

by Anonymousreplies 15October 18, 2021 1:37 AM

How does your significant other/regular hookup initiate sex?

Does he ask? Does it start with a backrub? What gets you hos started?

by Anonymousreplies 5October 18, 2021 1:34 AM

$waggot Releases Hot New Song “stupid dick”

It’s so good!

Support gay artists!

by Anonymousreplies 1October 18, 2021 1:33 AM

Frampton Comes Alive

Can anyone tell me why this is one of the most popular albums of the 70's and the appeal of Peter Frampton is?

by Anonymousreplies 156October 18, 2021 1:27 AM

Becoming Anne Frank: why did we turn an isolated teenage girl into the world's most famous Holocaust victim?

This article makes some interesting points I'd never considered before. Why is the most famous memoir by a Holocaust victim one that ends BEFORE she gets to a concentration camp? There are so many books by survivors that are nowhere near as well known. Is the popularity of Anne's diary a result of society kidding ourselves that we will remember the Holocaust, while not actually wanting to dwell on the horrendous details?

by Anonymousreplies 96October 18, 2021 1:26 AM

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 14October 18, 2021 1:25 AM

A New Anthem for Our Times

exploring the subtle whoring

by Anonymousreplies 0October 18, 2021 1:20 AM

Talk About Dark Lesbian Drama

The attempted murder case against a Massachusetts college professor nears its end. Rie Hachiyanagi, 50, who taught art at Mt. Holyoke College, pleaded guilty on Friday to trying to kill a friend in a four-hour attack.

“She expected to get away with murder — my murder,” survivor Lauret Savoy, herself a professor of geology and environmental studies at the school, said in her victim impact statement, according to The Greenfield Recorder.

Assistant District Attorney Matthew Thomas told the court in Greenfield, Massachusetts, that Hachiyanagi arrived at Savoy’s home unannounced late Dec. 23, 2019 and hid until the geology professor realized her presence and asked who was there. Hachiyanagi stepped forward, said she wanted to talk about her feelings but attacked when Savoy turned her back. She told Savoy she loved her for years, insisting the geology professor should have known that. She straddled Savoy and punched her on the floor, the prosecutor said. She also used a fire poker, pruning shears, and a rock in the attack. Savoy said Hachiyanagi taunted her repeatedly by telling her she would be blinded, disfigured, then murdered.

She managed to stop her by pretending to share these feelings and got her to call 911, though Hachiyanagi put on a façade for authorities as if she had been the one to save her, according to the prosecutor.

Savoy told the court she sustained nerve damage to her face and two fingers do not work properly. Savoy said she had trouble sleeping, often has nightmares, and has headaches everyday. The attack left her in a “professional coma” and financial pressure because has had to turn down at least 30 professional opportunities, and has not been able to return to teaching. Insurance did not cover all her bills and she had to put money toward a home security system and therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder.

“I’ve struggled to find a word that could hold in its meaning both the attack and my experience of it,” Savoy said, according to WWLP. “The closest I found is this: ‘severe or excruciating pain or suffering (of body or mind); anguish, agony, torment; the infliction of such.’ This is a definition of torture. For four hours I experienced literal torture of body and of mind, not knowing if I would survive the next minute—yet needing to find some way to save my life. The emotional, physical, financial, and professional impacts of this crime have been huge and they continue. Now the defendant’s violation of me is becoming part of a public persona that I did not choose. She has invaded my privacy, my career, my life.”

Hachiyanagi pleaded guilty to three counts of armed assault with intent to murder a person over 60, three counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a person over 60, and a count each of home invasion, mayhem, and entering in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony, according to WWLP.

by Anonymousreplies 14October 18, 2021 1:18 AM

Andrea Dworkin anti porn documentary 1991

This is one of the funniest documentaries I’ve ever seen. Not the parts where they interview sex abuse survivors but the parts where she’s preaching about the dangers of porn. Porn damages black womans skin? Lmao

Was this woman Andrea serious? Was the anti porn activism a grift for her?

by Anonymousreplies 23October 18, 2021 1:18 AM

‘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 109October 18, 2021 1:17 AM

LAMB - coming to a theater near you

I will be terrified if I can stop laughing long enough.

by Anonymousreplies 85October 18, 2021 1:11 AM

I’m tired of seeing Serena Williams on TV

That ugly giant is in every TV commercial and her ass was on this weeks Project Runway.

by Anonymousreplies 5October 18, 2021 1:11 AM

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 34October 18, 2021 1:08 AM

Hello, I'm Boris and I'm obsessed with Kellyanne Conway. What can I do?

Hello, I'm Boris and I'm obsessed with Kellyanne Conway. What can I do?

by Anonymousreplies 0October 18, 2021 1:04 AM

Weird Al Yankovic

Datalounge hasn’t discussed him much over the years.

For those who appreciate his creativity, which songs impressed you?

by Anonymousreplies 19October 18, 2021 1:03 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 28October 18, 2021 12:56 AM

This is the hottest man I’ve ever seen

Damn, nothing hotter than an Asian bottom twink. This man drives me crazy.

by Anonymousreplies 37October 18, 2021 12:36 AM

Did MTG plant the bombs?

Check this out.

by Anonymousreplies 69October 18, 2021 12:33 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 16October 18, 2021 12:27 AM

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 56October 18, 2021 12:20 AM

Need some fresh ideas for casserole recipes

What are your favorites? It’s nearly casserole season - let’s share our favorites. Main dishes, sides, salads. Is there such a thing as a dessert casserole?

Love broccoli rice casserole and eggplant casseroles. My local diner used to serve these. I’d love to recreate the dishes.

by Anonymousreplies 169October 18, 2021 12:10 AM

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 39October 18, 2021 12:08 AM

Why Hasn't Trump Been Arrested Yet?

What’s taking so long?

by Anonymousreplies 15October 18, 2021 12:06 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 272October 18, 2021 12:06 AM

Timothy Chalamet on the cover of Time Magazine

That's the thread

by Anonymousreplies 80October 18, 2021 12:05 AM

Chef Anne Burrell Is Straight? O_o

Taken off of Alex Guarnaschelli's page. I thought she was a butch...

by Anonymousreplies 10October 17, 2021 11:58 PM

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 14October 17, 2021 11:55 PM

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

Why is Timothée forced upon us instead of this?

by Anonymousreplies 71October 17, 2021 11:55 PM

Kill it with fire!

I actually met this creature and was briefly friends with it on Facebook. It didn't like one of my opinions and blocked me. 🤣😅

Good riddance!

by Anonymousreplies 3October 17, 2021 11:54 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 55October 17, 2021 11:54 PM

Bad grammar that hurts your ears

Evidently schools no longer teach grammar because bad grammar seems to be the norm these days. We used to hear it every now and then. Now you hear it every day. Even Judge Judy, who used to scream at people's bad grammar and then correct them, no longer does that. I wonder what gets on other people's nerves when they hear it? For me it is, "I seen" and "tooken" (as in, he tooken it with him). What gets on YOUR nerves?

by Anonymousreplies 139October 17, 2021 11:52 PM

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 85October 17, 2021 11:51 PM

Columbus, OH - Gay Hot Spot?

I was reading that Columbus is a gay mecca, ranked top 15 best gay cities. I went down the rabbit hole and found these amazing apartments and lofts in German Village for around $1200. It seems like this area is the place to be. Exposed brick, modern kitchens. There is a really nice athletic club that has a beautiful gym and socializing. I'm an LA native, I've never been to the midwest or Columbus, but this looks interesting. It's so cheap. Any intel on Columbus? I feel like being good looking in LA would be like shooting fish in a barrel in Columbus - nice, down to earth guys. What's the catch? I read the weather isn't great.

by Anonymousreplies 54October 17, 2021 11:46 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 185October 17, 2021 11:42 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 50October 17, 2021 11:42 PM

Jake Tapper is looking haggard.

He looks like a dpressive.

by Anonymousreplies 233October 17, 2021 11:33 PM

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 24October 17, 2021 11:33 PM

Hi. Do you know how the orcs first came into being?

Thanks in advance.

by Anonymousreplies 3October 17, 2021 11:32 PM

Celebrities who would’ve benefitted from dying young

Brigitte Bardot

by Anonymousreplies 87October 17, 2021 11:31 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 39October 17, 2021 11:22 PM

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 58October 17, 2021 11:12 PM

"One Week" was #1 for one week.

In 1998.

I liked it right away. So damn catchy and happy.

by Anonymousreplies 3October 17, 2021 11:02 PM

Most Horrifying Dining Experience

This article reminded me of a time I went to a buffet-style restaurant (formerly a smorgasbord), and, upon taking a serving of bread pudding, I found a fried frog leg in it. Turns out it had been bought by a family that eventually turned it into a Chinese fusion all-you-can-eat. I saw the frog legs at the hot food bar where the rest of the fried items were, but seeing it at the desert bar in the bread pudding...just gross. What are some of your stories?

by Anonymousreplies 368October 17, 2021 11:02 PM

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 9October 17, 2021 10:58 PM

Ideas for a backyard house

I'm renovating my grandparents' house, a small 1940s, slightly deco painted brick cottage in the Carolinas. It has a large backyard and alleyway, across from which lives a really annoying neighbor who removed all trees and shrubbery to expose his unattractive backyard. It has me considering an office and guest house with a conversion of the yard into a courtyard with a patio, garden, possibly a pool, etc. I can't decide if I want to build a modernesque steel and glass box, a southern style bungalow with a large veranda/porch, a southwestern villa, or a hybrid of the above styles. I could also build another brick structure to maintain the overall style of the property. I could also throw up a sheet metal box to blend in with the dollar stores across town. Am I missing something even better? I have 30 years to make it happen.

by Anonymousreplies 1October 17, 2021 10:57 PM

I found Prom Night (1980) on Amazon Prime the other night...

And so I watched it.

And I couldn't stop thinking: "what on earth is going on?" when in the middle of everything we stop for a disco dance-off with JLC!

I actually kinda loved that bit. And the knock-off disco song, haha!

"Prom night! Everything is alright! Prom night! No more feelin' uptight!"

by Anonymousreplies 209October 17, 2021 10:52 PM

What does it mean when someone is greyed out? Who does this? What does it mean?

Am I greyed out?

by Anonymousreplies 4October 17, 2021 10:50 PM

RuPaul's Drag Race UK, Season 3: Meet the Queens!

This feels tedious.

Also, this time there's a biological woman competing (FAB = Female At Birth). You knew it was coming!


by Anonymousreplies 20October 17, 2021 10:47 PM

What's Your Favourite Mediterranean City?

Out of all the large cities on the Mediterranean coastline, which is your favourite and why? Which would you visit again, and which would you avoid(and why)?

I haven't gotten to travel as much as I would've liked to, but this region has always fascinated me, and I can't be the only one. The grittiness of Catania, the modernist wonders of Barcelona, the nightlife of Tel Aviv; it's all there and more.

Let's keep it to cities over 100,000, but remember; it doesn't have to be on the list below, and it doesn't matter when you were last there.

by Anonymousreplies 8October 17, 2021 10:47 PM

Pedro Andrade’s giant head

I am in awe of it, I follow him on Instagram just so I can be shocked every time I see it.

by Anonymousreplies 110October 17, 2021 10:42 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 145October 17, 2021 10:36 PM

Are There Any Towns Left In The United States Where Residents Don’t Feel The Need To Lock Their Doors?

No, I’m not looking for places to rob, but I’m curious if there’s anywhere where people feel that safe.

by Anonymousreplies 11October 17, 2021 10:33 PM

How are YOU celebrating Halloween this year?

I need to know!

We're decorating the house, eating pâte, gorgonzola and chocolate-peanut-butter-fudge bourbon balls, and watching the first "Lost Boys," "Kuroneko" and Kinski's "Nosferatu." Then we're heading out to take care of a few neighborhood issues.

by Anonymousreplies 4October 17, 2021 10:30 PM

OSCAR RACE 2022: First Look

The Hollywood Reporter corrals and lays out first predictions of who and what films might be in the key categories for next year. Thoughts? Agreements? Counterpoints?

by Anonymousreplies 104October 17, 2021 10:22 PM

Has DL shared any thoughts about Logan Barnhart ?

A suspected Capitol rioter arrested for allegedly dragging a cop down a flight of stairs is a competitive bodybuilder who appeared on the covers of raunchy romance novels, including one where the main character bedded his stepsister.

Logan Barnhart, 40, from Lansing, Michigan, was taken into custody by the FBI suspicion of assaulting federal police officers more than seven months after he allegedly took part in the violent insurrection of January 6.

Barnhart was identified by online sleuths Sedition Hunters thanks a series of flesh-baring ‘thirst trap’ selfies he posted on Instagram, it is claimed.

He is said to be the same man spotted in harrowing footage pulling a cop down stairs at the Capitol, before the officer was violently beaten with a flagpole by another rioter.

That man was one of the most high-profile suspects being hunted by authorities and the Sedition Hunters, who dubbed him ‘CatSweat’ because he was sporting a Caterpillar sweatshirt at the time of the attacks.

by Anonymousreplies 1October 17, 2021 10:15 PM

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 50October 17, 2021 10:14 PM

Nick Jonas: Lil Nas X follows me, but not Joe


by Anonymousreplies 17October 17, 2021 10:14 PM

I hope your Sunday started off as well as mind did!

PS it was delectable!

by Anonymousreplies 21October 17, 2021 10:12 PM

Potentially Disastrous Casting Near-Misses

David Tennant as Hannibal rather than Mads Mikkelsen would have been high comedy. I can only think of the gurning and shudder. And he would not have filled out those suits so well.

by Anonymousreplies 41October 17, 2021 10:02 PM

Social Media Accounts of Relatives or Friends Who Have Passed Away

A couple of friends and a relative died recently and left social media accounts up. One is maintained as a memorial by family, while the others are simply abandoned. I have kept them added to honor their memory, but at what point is it best to remove a deceased relative/friend’s page from your social media?

by Anonymousreplies 4October 17, 2021 10:01 PM

Cate continues to be everything Megs wishes she was.

At another 007 premiere.

She will be a VERY popular Queen.

by Anonymousreplies 22October 17, 2021 9:58 PM

Vanessa Bryant asked to take psychiatric exam before court case against LA Sheriffs

I guess they think she’s crazy too.

by Anonymousreplies 1October 17, 2021 9:48 PM

Gaetz & Greene need a new grift: Matt Gaetz & Marjorie Taylor Greene's PAC blew it's wad in 6 short months

October 17, 2021

[quote]Despite the two spending the summer barnstorming the country on a grand fundraising swing they dubbed the America First tour, (the moniker adopted after scraping the “Angl0-Saxon” caucus), neither Greene nor Gaetz lived up to expectations on the fundraising end. And, just six months after founding it, the joint fundraising committee they launched to drive their tour is nearly broke.

[quote]In its first few months, the Put America First PAC seemed like it was off to a hot start, raising $360,000 in its first two months—but according to new campaign finance filings made by the PAC it now has just $13,000 in cash. Multiple tour stops were cancelled this summer. Gaetz and Greene did hold at least one major event in Iowa in August. Despite attracting big headlines, the rally was, apparently, a financial bust. The group spent $159,000 from July 1 to September 30, and raised just $57,000.

Are they pocketing the money or are they lacking support... or both?

by Anonymousreplies 2October 17, 2021 9:42 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 590October 17, 2021 9:40 PM

Even though Farley Granger was pretty gay, he had great chemistry with Cathy O’Donnell

In They Live by Night and Side Street.

by Anonymousreplies 71October 17, 2021 9:32 PM

True life Glory Hole experiences

Have you ever been on the giving or the receiving end of a Glory Hole? Please tell us your tale. When I was younger I used to go to an adult video store and hook up with a married guy I knew in the booths. He had a fantasy about me sucking off guys at a glory hole. One night we went into one of the video booths with a Glory Hole and I jerked off this guy. He came super quick in like two strokes all over my hand. He was the only other guy in there because it was a weeknight. I’ve always wanted to try again but I’ve since moved and don’t know where i could find Glory Hole action where I live.

by Anonymousreplies 14October 17, 2021 9:29 PM

I've got two lovers and I ain't ashamed!!

And I love them both the same!

by Anonymousreplies 1October 17, 2021 9:25 PM

Can't tell if my friend is closeted or asexual

I've been friends with him since high school. We are in our early 30s, from a semi-conservative suburban town. He makes good money but still lives with his parents. Everyone thought he was gay in hs, and he's never had any love interest (or even potential love interest) that he's talked about. Our friend group hasn't asked him about dating in years, but we all whisper to each other wondering what's up. Some in the group wonder if he's asexual, but me and the other gay guy in the group think he's severely closeted. I just want him to be happy, and he seems happy enough, but it's hard to have a real conversation with him because it feels like we're restricted to certain topics. Definitely feels like there's a wall put up, so we aren't really that close anymore. Am I a bad gay for not investigating more and finding a way to help him? Or should I just assume he's asexual/that his love life isn't my problem?

by Anonymousreplies 38October 17, 2021 9:23 PM

Family (1976-80 TV Series) Appreciation Thread, Part 2

Let's continue our discussion about the lives, loves, and latent lesbians of the Lawrence family of Pasadena.

All five seasons, now streaming on Tubi.

by Anonymousreplies 419October 17, 2021 9:18 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 408October 17, 2021 9:16 PM

British academics union says members can identify as ANYTHING.

From the UK's Sunday Times:

A union that represents academics has reasserted a commitment to allowing its members to self-identify as being black, disabled or female.

A Twitter post by the Edinburgh branch of the University and College Union (UCU) said: “A reminder of UCU’s strong position in support of trans inclusion. Liberation cannot be built on exclusion”.

It contained a link to a policy document endorsed by the UK-wide union that states: “UCU has a long history of enabling members to self-identify, whether that is being black, disabled, LGBT+ or women.

by Anonymousreplies 5October 17, 2021 9:12 PM

KiwiFarms linked to Prominent Developer’s Suicide

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

What an awful site.

by Anonymousreplies 198October 17, 2021 9:12 PM

Tumblr won’t let me post a video of an 18 year old twerking in his underwear

But they allow photos of children in underwear, and allow many ass pics. Make it make sense. Tumblr’s censorship sucks.

by Anonymousreplies 4October 17, 2021 9:08 PM

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 134October 17, 2021 9:08 PM

Have those hideous gauges that go into holes in the earlobes gone out of style?

I never see them anymore, though every so often I see someone with unsightly stretched-out holes in their ear lobes from where they used to be.

by Anonymousreplies 46October 17, 2021 9:04 PM

Judy Garland & Barbra Streisand singing together..

This was so bizarre, but yet beautiful. The two songs really didn’t sync well until the end, but it was still a terrific performance.

Eldergays, where did this take place? What show was this? Was this Judy (an older star) passing on the torch to a new younger starlet, similar to Madonna and Britney?

by Anonymousreplies 82October 17, 2021 9:01 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 12October 17, 2021 8:53 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 176October 17, 2021 8:41 PM

Stars who are lying about their age

Besides Charo

Who are they?

by Anonymousreplies 82October 17, 2021 8:38 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 35October 17, 2021 8:20 PM

Anthony Jeselnik has a beef with Leslie Jones

Short version: Leslie made a surprise appearance at a comedy venue, asked to go on before Jeselnik, went way over her allotted time and said she couldn't introduce him with "enthusiasm."

Jeselnik gave the club back his fee and left.

Apparently the two have history.

by Anonymousreplies 168October 17, 2021 8:17 PM

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

What a douche.

by Anonymousreplies 112October 17, 2021 8:15 PM

Bond Themes - The Good, The Bad & The Thirsty

In honor of Billie's mumble-core minorpiece for No Time To Die, discuss the favs and failures.

I think A Ha's still sounds great!

by Anonymousreplies 119October 17, 2021 8:12 PM

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 22October 17, 2021 8:11 PM

Adele’s New Song… Easy on Me

Well? What do you think?

by Anonymousreplies 10October 17, 2021 8:02 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 97October 17, 2021 7:56 PM

Rami Malik: hot, or ginch-like creature?

Pick one

by Anonymousreplies 6October 17, 2021 7:49 PM

Candace’s family is so beautiful 😻😻😻

They’re all so pretty!!! The only one missing is Maksim. But the rest? Yes!

by Anonymousreplies 22October 17, 2021 7:46 PM

Hello earth-bound souls, Do here.

Any questions?

by Anonymousreplies 15October 17, 2021 7:35 PM

Love NPR but not all the hosts

The thoroughness and intelligence of NPR (and my local WNYC) are great for me. Keep it on all the time on WFH days, and miss it when I'm at the office. But a couple of their hosts/newscasters annoy the fuck out of me. I always think Lulu Garcia-Navarro sounds like she is faking her pleasantness, like aspartame. (She's got great credentials though.) And I'm not crazy about Scott Simon's brand of smirk.

Meanwhile, really love Brooke Gladstone, Brian Lehrer, Audie Cornish, Mary Louise Kelly, Ari Shapiro, Michel Martin, Nina Totenberg and Ailsa Chang

Any others?

by Anonymousreplies 121October 17, 2021 7:34 PM

Matt Gætz and Marjorie Taylor Greene's PAC is Nearly Broke

They've been fundraising at MAGA rallies all over the country! Where did all the funds go?

by Anonymousreplies 6October 17, 2021 7:32 PM

Charlie’s Angels “Caged Angel” episode

Kris goes undercover in a women’s prison to breakup a criminal ring of thefts stemming from inmates going on the outside to commit grand thefts.

Big Aggie is an ugly, 300lb lesbian who uses her massive size and cunning to force Kris to commit robberies and agree to lesbian sex for protection.

Lonnie is a dumbass with a heart of gold. She befriends Kris after being saved from drowning.

by Anonymousreplies 23October 17, 2021 7:29 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 73October 17, 2021 7:21 PM

Milla jovovich with her daughter Ever Anderson

Beautiful! She looks just like her mom. I'm glad she didn't get her dad's goofy looks.

I really like Milla because she's done it all: model (since the age of 12) actress, singer, and fashion designer.

I also admire that she hasn't had any (obvious) plastic surgery or refused to get breast implants.

by Anonymousreplies 1October 17, 2021 7:17 PM

Censorship and China's Social Engineer Wang Huning

This interesting article entertains the idea that a Chinese policy makers is the most influential person in the world. He works entirely behind closed doors, preferring the dignified life of a Confucian scholar to that of a modern politician. He is thought to be the mastermind the disappearance of almost a dozen Chinese film stars and crackdown of 'K-pop pretty boys'. Wang Huning, China's Machiavelli.

by Anonymousreplies 18October 17, 2021 7:10 PM

DL Fave James Wolk finds work

Unfortunately doesn’t look like he’ll be wearing his slutty Watchman panties in this.

by Anonymousreplies 110October 17, 2021 7:07 PM

Why on earth was Meghan McCain on Meet the Press today?

She was on the panel. As if she has ever accomplished anything or contributed to anything in her pathetic life.

What a joke.

by Anonymousreplies 38October 17, 2021 6:58 PM

British Dancing show Strictly Come Dancing to feature an all male pairing for the first time

Strictly Come Dancing the UK equivalent of Dancing with the stars is to feature an all male pairing / Dancing partnership for the first time. A move that is being hailed as progress for equality and acceptance of same Sex relationships . John Whaite, a former winning contestant from a television cookery show will be partnered with a make professor dancer.

Strictly is one of the biggest television shows in the UK.

by Anonymousreplies 150October 17, 2021 6:56 PM

Name an actor you see no matter what he/she is in

In movies, TV, theater, opera

by Anonymousreplies 237October 17, 2021 6:48 PM

Is Colt model Bruno still alive?

He was one sexy daddy.

by Anonymousreplies 6October 17, 2021 6:43 PM

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 128October 17, 2021 6:23 PM

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 294October 17, 2021 6:18 PM

Which 60s Actress should have replaced my 1st grade teacher?

Cause my teacher Miss McScallops' pussy stank like seafood.

by Anonymousreplies 9October 17, 2021 6:16 PM

Madonna looks amazing. She's talking about her Halloween plans.

She's gorgeous!

by Anonymousreplies 11October 17, 2021 6:12 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 224October 17, 2021 6:05 PM

Richard Madden’s Character Poster for “The Eternals”


That’s all I have to say. He looks gorgeous.

by Anonymousreplies 30October 17, 2021 6:01 PM

Popular Model Addis Miller


by Anonymousreplies 264October 17, 2021 5:59 PM


Are all of the horror stories about it true?

Why on earth would anyone do such an insane drug?

by Anonymousreplies 4October 17, 2021 5:57 PM

Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors" album turns 35

It hasn't aged as well as She's So Unusual (and it's nowhere near as good as that album), but the title track is a classic and Change of Heart has always been one of Cyndi's best songs.

Were you a fan of True Colors in 1986 or were you... True Blue?

by Anonymousreplies 9October 17, 2021 5:52 PM

Gay Thugs in Washington DC Raping Men

A group of male sexual predators are raping men in Washington, D.C. According to reports by MyFox DC, the incident occurred this past weekend when a man was walking in the Columbia Heights area of D.C.

A van pulled up next to the man and someone inside the vehicle pointed a weapon at the suspect. The suspect was kidnapped by seven men who sexually assaulted him inside the van. The man could only identify one Hispanic male who stood over 6 feet.

This is the second time within a year that an adult male has been raped by a group of men in the D.C. area.

In December 2014, a man in his 50s was walking near Southeast, D.C. when a group of armed men kidnapped him and raped him at another location.

Police believe men who engaged in prison rape could be behind the attacks. Authorities have yet to make an arrest in either case.

by Anonymousreplies 157October 17, 2021 5:46 PM

Humphrey Bogart

Is he the king?

by Anonymousreplies 25October 17, 2021 5:44 PM

Athina Onassis

I searched for previous threads, but actually found none on her, only her mother and Jackie On Assistance. What's her story? She showed up at a wedding last week looking like she had a lot of work done. The rumor is she has difficulty carrying babies to term, having had several miscarriages. And CDAN says she was eyeing the groom at this wedding to be the father of kids she was trying to have.

by Anonymousreplies 119October 17, 2021 5:39 PM

Evan Peters won an Emmy!

And not for a R**n M****y show, LMAO.

Well deserved I say. Didn't even recognize him in Mare until six episodes in.

by Anonymousreplies 46October 17, 2021 5:36 PM

Another Strange Character in the Brian/Gabby Saga, needs it's own thread

I've linked the 1st of several bizarre Tweets and pictures.

Please read all of them.

Supposedly Mrs Laundry thinks this woman should have married her son?

There are no words.

by Anonymousreplies 4October 17, 2021 5:33 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 37October 17, 2021 5:32 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 309October 17, 2021 5:26 PM

BREAKING: Durst guilty of 1st degree murder

The other shoe finally dropped!

by Anonymousreplies 36October 17, 2021 5:26 PM

Murder shit wrote

Foul play! Locker room hit by sudden death. Can Jessica clear a steamy murder?


Angela Lansbury, Bruce Jenner, Jan Smithers, John Beck, Dick Butkus and Gary Lockwood!

by Anonymousreplies 23October 17, 2021 5:24 PM


He hit me up online and said his name was Jheigh.

by Anonymousreplies 1October 17, 2021 5:15 PM

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 13October 17, 2021 5:14 PM

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 60October 17, 2021 5:14 PM

Midnight Mass on Netflix

Anyone watching? I have to say Netflix is killing it in offering unique stories.

by Anonymousreplies 3October 17, 2021 5:11 PM

Hawt Celeb DJ/Thirsty Str8 Famewhore Diplo, NUDE

Would you?

I would, indeed. He seems kind of douchey but physically he's just my cuppa tea.

by Anonymousreplies 16October 17, 2021 5:08 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 11October 17, 2021 4:54 PM

Remaking straight films as gay films

Am I crazy for wanting to see a gay version of Pretty Woman, with Connor Jessup as a streetwalking twink?

Are there any straight films you'd like to see remade as a gay film?

by Anonymousreplies 178October 17, 2021 4:52 PM

1971 on Apple TV

So good. 8 episodes.

It’s a good snapshot on what went down after the 1960s.

by Anonymousreplies 1October 17, 2021 4:51 PM

How often do you change your sheets? What do you wash them with?

Just curious.

by Anonymousreplies 294October 17, 2021 4:50 PM

Trump Assures GOP Donors He Doesn’t Enjoy Being Peed Upon

He was always two steps from the gutter. He just keeps sinking lower and lower.

by Anonymousreplies 12October 17, 2021 4:45 PM

Netflix “You” Season Three viewing thread

Penn Badgley’s nipples return.

by Anonymousreplies 2October 17, 2021 4:43 PM

Incredible View Of Lava From Spain's La Palma Volcano...

...swallowing an upscale neighborhood.

by Anonymousreplies 40October 17, 2021 4:31 PM

There's a really bad strain of cold going around

And it SUCKS.

Painful sore throat.

A very bad cough that won't go away, even after a week.

Heavy mucus and sinus pain from all of the congestion.

And nothing seems to work on it. Not the OTC flu medicine, or antibiotics, or even regular medicine.

It's not the flu, because I was tested for it. And it's not pneumonia, because the doctor checked.

It's just a cold. A very BAD cold. And it fucking SUCKS.

Beware, everybody.

by Anonymousreplies 440October 17, 2021 4:25 PM

CBS Sunday Morning 10/17/21: Preempted

Fucking football.

by Anonymousreplies 1October 17, 2021 4:17 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 24October 17, 2021 4:17 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 23October 17, 2021 4:09 PM

Today's mass for Datalounge shut-ins

Evangelist Bea Medlin from Akron, Ohio. Can I get an 'Amen'?

by Anonymousreplies 3October 17, 2021 4:04 PM

Armie Hammer still in rehab after six months!

I don’t believe this for a second.

by Anonymousreplies 44October 17, 2021 4:03 PM

The original version of "Alone"

I did not know Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly - who have cowritten so many popular songs for Cyndi Lauper, The Pretenders and the Bangles - also wrote this (under their band name i Ten).

by Anonymousreplies 10October 17, 2021 4:01 PM

House Passes Landmark Voting Rights Bill, Setting Up First Major Filibuster Fight

Not a single Repig voted for this bill including the supposedly reformed Rep. Adam Kinzinger.

The sweeping reform bill would nullify the new wave of voter restrictions that Republicans are pushing at the state level. The House of Representatives passed a landmark bill on voting rights, elections, campaign finance and ethics reform by a vote of 220-210

by Anonymousreplies 19October 17, 2021 3:58 PM

WHET Edward Burns?

I remember back in the late 90s/early 00s he seemed to come out of nowhere and was one of the new “It” boys, being cast in random movies. Then poof, it seems like he vanished. The last high profile movie he did was a fucking movie with Tyler Perry 🤢.

WTF happened to his career???

I used to have such a crush on him when I was. Teen in the early 00s. I found him so sexy and suave. He also had a mysticism about him.

by Anonymousreplies 125October 17, 2021 3:58 PM

How Much Money Does An Aeronautical Engineer Make?

Steve Douglas at one point was supporting: Robbie, his wife and three children, Chip and Ernie and a dog. I assume Uncle Charlie got a pension. Then you can bet he was also supporting Chip and his wife through college (though they didn't live at home) but by this time, he had a wife and step-daughter and Katie and the trips moved back in.

by Anonymousreplies 4October 17, 2021 3:56 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 253October 17, 2021 3:53 PM

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.

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by Anonymousreplies 133October 17, 2021 3:47 PM
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