Oh good, another poll!
|by Chopin||replies 198||4 hours ago|
Oh good, another poll!
|by Chopin||replies 198||4 hours ago|
MADE THE CUT:
DIDN'T MAKE THE CUT
1. Rick Perry
2. Rick Santorum
3. Bobby Jindal
4. Carly Fiorina
5. Miss Lindsey Graham
6. George Pataki
7. Jim Gilmore
|by CNN||replies 107||4 hours ago|
|by Anonymous||replies 75||4 hours ago|
Now that he's acting again, looking good and posting a lot on Facebook, it would be nice to have a Wentworth Miller thread that isn't several years old and wasn't named for one of his crazy fangurls' ramblings on IMDB back when Prison Break was still on the air.
|by Anonymous||replies 215||4 hours ago|
Livin' in a world of make believe.
|by Angie baby||replies 63||4 hours ago|
|by Anonymous||replies 39||4 hours ago|
A police officer in Alabama proposed murdering a black resident and creating bogus evidence to suggest the killing was in self-defence, the Guardian has learned.
Officer Troy Middlebrooks kept his job and continues to patrol Alexander City after authorities there paid the man $35,000 to avoid being publicly sued over the incident. Middlebrooks, a veteran of the US marines, said the man “needs a god damn bullet” and allegedly referred to him as “that nigger”, after becoming frustrated that the man was not punished more harshly over a prior run-in.
|by Anonymous||replies 2||4 hours ago|
A girl's gotta eat.
|by Anonymous||replies 26||4 hours ago|
Birth control? BAN IT!
Abortion? BAN IT!
Gay marriage? BAN IT!
Guns? Look, banning things never works. People will find ways to get them.
|by Anonymous||replies 4||4 hours ago|
There are a number of great singers who never became the stars the should have.
For me, Howard Hewitt is once such singer. He was part of Shalamar. Once he went solo, he had a number of R&B hits, but never seem to get pop success.
Hewitt, along with Luther Vandross and Alexander O'Neal, have the best R&B male voices of the generation.
|by Anonymous||replies 125||4 hours ago|
I have been watching season four of Falcon Crest recently and what a great show it was!
Jane Wyman as Angela Channing was so awesome. So hateful, but you wanted her to come out on top.
Who were your favorite characters? What were your favorite plotlines over the years? Which Vicki Gioberti was your preferred? Why has Ana Alicia barely worked at all since the show ended? Why is Lorenzo Lamas so cheesy? Apollonia?
|by Richard Channing's glass of milk||replies 81||4 hours ago|
Inspired by the famous dress thread.
Remember, not the best, but rather the most famous, influential, recognizable, iconic.
No poll, but I'll start with the obvious.
|by Truvy Jones||replies 27||4 hours ago|
August 4, 2015
Love is dead! Or, it’s just really, really sick. When the romance between a pig and a frog cannot last, what hope is there for anyone? The Muppets most famous duo, Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog, announced that they have officially called it quits, ending a relationship that lasted nearly 40 years!
During the Television Critics Association event on Aug. 4, the Muppets held a panel to announce their upcoming ABC television show, The Muppets. During the panel, Kermit fielded questions about the status of his relationship. The leader of The Muppets confirmed that he and Miss Piggy had “officially split,” and that he’s currently dating a new pig named Denise who works in marketing at ABC!
Miss Piggy seemed to be taking the break-up in stride. She told the audience at the TCA panel that “any kind of attention is good publicity!” and that she’s glad that Kermit and [she] are broken up!” The couple released an official statement, saying that after “considerable squabbling,” they made the “difficult decision” to terminate their relationship!
Oh no! Miss Piggy and Kermit began their romance back in 1976 during the original run of The Muppet Show. The two were reportedly married in 1984, during in the closing scene of The Muppets Take Manhattan. However, Miss Piggy revealed in an interview with Canadian Living that the priest had been defrocked and that the two never officially tied the knot.
|by Anonymous||replies 12||4 hours ago|
Truffle Fries, Greektown Gyro, Southern Biscuits and Gravy, and New York Reuben are the four contenders this year.
I have always wondered who tries these potato chips because the flavors are often so nasty. I've never understood who ever wanted Cappucino or Chicken & Waffle flavored chips (and Reuben and Southern Biscuits & Gravy are pretty nasty too), but I was tempted to buy the Truffle Fries since they were on sale, and they do indeed taste exactly like truffle fries... though why anyone would want potato chips that taste like truffle fries instead of like potato chips (other than just as an experiment, as I wanted) is a bit beyond me.
|by I know I sound fat: you don't have to tell me||replies 13||4 hours ago|
Scree name “scaredcatholicmom"
|by Anonymous||replies 0||4 hours ago|
"The Stonewall movie… Ah yes! That wonderful point in gay history where super models got really angry"
"Look at all the women there aren't in #Stonewall!"
|by Anonymous||replies 85||5 hours ago|
According to that Blind Item he's edging closer to the closet door, but when will he and Mia Swier split?
|by Anonymous||replies 337||5 hours ago|
Instinct Staff | June 18, 2015
|by Anonymous||replies 193||5 hours ago|
Either domestically (US), or internationally.
I want to take a Fall vacation with some friends, and I really would like to stay at some extraordinary hotel or resort.
I'm guessing that in the US, it would be in NY, LA, or Vegas.
Internationally, it would probably be in France, Spain, Italy, or maybe Indonesia or Thailand.
C'mon Datalounge travelers, you're my only hope!
|by Anonymous||replies 185||5 hours ago|
Why yes, yes I do.
You will always lose to us, cunt.
|by Anonymous||replies 2||5 hours ago|
What are you tired of?
|by Anonymous||replies 56||5 hours ago|
July 30, 2015
(CNN) Chris Christie is heading into the first Republican presidential debate of the election season in a position he likely never expected: near the bottom.
The New Jersey governor, initially viewed as a top-tier candidate, is in danger of not making it into next week's prime-time Fox News debate because of low polling numbers. Instead, he could be relegated to an earlier debate with candidates who are polling in the low single digits.
His challenge was underscored Thursday when a Quinnipiac University poll found Christie slipped to tenth place nationally, his lowest showing since the group began polling for the 2016 presidential primary. According to the survey, just 3% of Republicans polled said they plan to support Christie, a drop from 12% this time last year.
Other polls have illustrated a similar trend.
Although the first primary season contest isn't until January, polling matters right now for candidates. On Tuesday, Fox will average the five most-recent polls that conform to their methodology and, according to rules set by the network, only the top ten candidates will appear at the prime-time event. The rest will debate during a time slot with fewer viewers.
Christie's slide shows how quickly the presidential race has changed since the 17-member field began to take shape this spring. Christie, who in 2012 was given a prime speaking spot at the Republican National Convention, is now scrambling to give his campaign momentum going into the fall.
And much of that effort could be blunted by the other self-styled straight-talker in the campaign: Donald Trump, who is leading most polls.
"My gut feeling is that the governor is very frustrated with the way things are going," said Bob Ingle, the New Jersey-based author of a biography about Christie who served as a panelist during Christie's early gubernatorial debates. "Having all these candidates, it just diluted everybody. But having Trump come in, that diluted it even more."
Christie's campaign didn't respond to requests for comment, though the governor has expressed confidence that his polling will rise.
If the prime-time contest is the equivalent of the Thanksgiving "adult table" of presidential debates, Christie is the one sitting on the piano bench squeezed up to the far corner. And Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal are currently nipping at Christie's heels to make it into the main debate.
Republican strategists point to several possible reasons for the governor's decline: A fiercely competitive field, his inability to connect with the party's conservative base, his staff's involvement in Bridgegate —even his warmth toward President Barack Obama in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy in 2012.
"People like a fighter, they hate a bully," said Florida-based Republican strategist Rick Wilson, who has long been critical of Christie's campaign effort. "His moment has probably past."
Of course, one can rise in a volatile political environment as quickly as they plummeted, and the debate stage could be an opportunity for Christie to regain his footing.
"He's fast on his feet," Ingle said of Christie's debate style. "Faster than some people will be in that debate. He rolled with the punches."
|by Anonymous||replies 68||5 hours ago|
She was all over the place but now nary a word about that dumb ho.
|by Anonymous||replies 70||5 hours ago|
My sister lives in Texas and is divorced with 2 minor teen daughters. My sister and her ex-husband have joint legal custody, but one daughter lives with the mother and one daughter lives with the father.
Her divorce order states that neither parent is allowed to make major medical decisions without the consent of the other parent (except for emergencies, of course). Well, my sister just learned that her daughter who lives with her ex-husband just had a cosmetic nose job, an outpatient procedure that required general anesthesia. My sister was not notified of this nose job plan before the procedure.
She is livid that her ex-husband clearly violated a court order. She says she has called a few lawyers and no one wants to take her case because they say nothing will done to him, no consequences. Is this really true? I thought judges fined parents or put them in jail for like a weekend when they violated court orders. Opinions appreciated, thanks.
|by Anonymous||replies 38||5 hours ago|
Too bad. I liked his show...
|by Anonymous||replies 103||5 hours ago|
Like most people we love your attractions, but we found some problems with some of them and those problems are stereotypes. Stereotypes are something that some people believe are true but sometimes may not be true. For example say somebody said “girls only like pink,” that’s a stereotype, some girls might like yellow and not pink. You can never really judge.
We are third graders from New York City at The Cathedral School. We learn about stereotypes, and the impact they have on people’s identities. For instance, in the jungle cruise, all the robotic people have dark skin and are throwing spears at you. We think this reinforces some negative associations, we think you should replace them with monkeys throwing rotten fruit.
We noticed that on our trips to Disneyland and Disneyworld that all the cast members call people Prince, Princess, or Knight, judging by what the child “looks like” and assuming gender. We think some feelings could get hurt, say by accident you called someone a Prince who wasn’t a Prince or a Princess, or a Knight, or who was identifying differently than what they were called. We suggest you say “Hello, Your Royalty” instead.
With the Princess Makeovers, we think you are excluding other people who might want a makeover to be something else, including boys and transgender people. When we went to the Princess Castle, the characters only greeted the people they thought were visiting girls, not the visiting boys and again said “Hi Princess.”
We hope you know we had an awesome time at Disney and these are suggestions to make it more inclusive and magical for everyone. Please reply and let us know your thoughts.
Sybilla and Dexter, The Cathedral School
|by Anonymous||replies 6||5 hours ago|
Thursday's almost upon us, are you ready?
|by Anonymous||replies 5||5 hours ago|
Actor Alexander Skarsgard shows up to the premiere of his new movie Diary of a Teenage Girl dressed in drag.
|by Anonymous||replies 6||5 hours ago|
Who didn't see this coming?
|by Anonymous||replies 93||5 hours ago|
I thought the concept behind outlet stores is that the merchandise was made up of overruns, mistakes, previous seasons, and returned items.
Is that still the case?
Or, was that ever the case?
What is the difference between an outlet store and... say, the Barney's sample sale?
|by Anonymous||replies 5||5 hours ago|
Bobbi Kristina Brown's deathbed photos showing her in a funeral casket have been sold to a tabloid for over $100,000. The deathbed photo was taken at Bobbi Kristina's wake, a day before her Aug. 1 funeral in Georgia.
Sadly, the same thing happened at Whitney Houston's 2012 funeral, when her deathbed photo was sold to and published by the National Enquirer.
Bobbi Kristina Brown's deathbed photo shows her lying in a casket, sources told TMZ Aug. 3. "Someone snapped a pic of BK during the viewing, which took place the day before the funeral," TMZ reported. "We're told the winning offer topped $100,000."
It's unclear who snapped the deathbed photo, but the Brown and Houston families are blaming each other for the leak. The Brown and Houston families attended separate wakes, so anyone could've taken the picture.
Leolah Brown, the sister of Bobbi Kristina's dad, Bobby Brown, recently blamed Pat Houston for taking a photo of Bobbi Kristina hovering near death in hospice care. Both ET and TMZ refused to buy the $100,000 deathbed picture, but the National Enquirer published a recreated photo.
Leolah has been at war with Pat Houston ever since Bobbi Kristina was hospitalized in January 2015. Leolah was kicked out of Bobbi's funeral Aug. 1 after yelling at Pat during the service. "Pat you know you are wrong for this!" Leolah shouted.
After the outburst, security escorted Leolah out of the church. Leolah was furious that Pat had asked funeral attendees to donate money to a charity she runs instead of flowers for Bobbi Kristina.
Leolah later told reporters, "Whitney will rise from her grave to haunt her." Absent from the funeral was Bobbi Kristina's boyfriend, Nick Gordon, who had begged to attend.
Director Tyler Perry, a longtime friend of Bobbi Kristina's mom, Whitney Houston, offered to pay for the funeral to stop the ugly bickering between the Houstons and Browns, who have been fighting over Bobbi Kristina's $20 million inheritance, among other things.
Pat Houston is married to Whitney Houston's brother, Gary Houston. Pat, Gary and Bobbi Kristina's grandmother, Cissy Houston, will inherit the bulk of Bobbi Kristina's $20 million estate.
When Whitney Houston died in 2012, she left her $20 million estate to Bobbi Kristina, her only child. Whitney's will stipulated that if Bobbi Kristina died, the estate would pass to her mom, Cissy, her brother Gary and his wife, Pat. Bobby Brown, who divorced Whitney in 2007, gets nothing.
|by disgusting people||replies 13||5 hours ago|
Actress Coleen Gray (KiSS OF DEATH, NIGHTMARE ALLEY, THE KILLING) has died at the age of 92.
|by Anonymous||replies 5||5 hours ago|
I'm a huge fan of a Natalie Merchant/10,000 Maniacs but Merchant has the worst diction. Half of everything she says sounds like a foreign language. Did she not realize how difficult she is to understand? Did no one ever mention it to her?
Who are your favorite poor diction singers?
|by Anonymous||replies 47||5 hours ago|
Redirecting from the Sean Cody thread...
Baby Connor is born!
|by Anonymous||replies 345||5 hours ago|
2 gay NFL players would come out if media wouldn't make a big deal out of it, report say
Denver-based NFL draft analyst and radio host Benjamin Allbright says he has talked to two veteran NFL players who are gay and would go public if the media didn't make a big deal out of it. Allbright tweeted:
I'm calling bullshit on one part of this. Not that Allbright didn't talk to gay players, since they do exist. And I bet those were their reasons they stated to him for not going public. But they are more excuses than reasons since they absolutely know the media will make this a big deal; since that won't change, this gives them the pretext to not come out.
I can understand the reluctance to a degree. I have been saying that the single biggest impediment to a pro male athlete coming out publicly as gay is that you can't do it quietly. The media (and most of the public) would be very supportive, but the athlete would have to deal with a lot of attention initially. With zero out players in the NFL, NBA, NHL or Major League Baseball, a coming out is still news.
Look at all the attention Jason Collins and Michael Sam got. Collins was a free agent when he came out and near the end of his career, while Sam had not yet been drafted when he came out. Yet their stories dominated the media, even if it was almost all positive. The reaction if an active NFL player, a starter or backup, came out would be at least as big. And almost no athlete wants to get that much attention for something so personal.
However, this reaction is overblown. Yes, the initial attention would be huge but it would die down fairly quickly as history has shown. Very few people paid much attention to Collins once he played a few games with the Nets and his story had been picked over; there was nothing new to talk about. The same happened with Sam, who went through training camp with the Rams last summer with not as much scrutiny as everyone thought. Rams Coach Jeff Fisher has repeatedly stated that Sam was not a distraction, an assertion supported by Rams players. In the MLS, Robbie Rogers quickly became just another player (in a good way).
These anonymous NFL players should strongly consider coming out since it would help countless young gay athletes see that it is possible to be gay and play their favorite sport. Collins, Sam and Rogers have become role models to LGBT athlete everywhere and lives have been saved.
These gay NFL players can work with their team to make their coming out as painless as possible. Maybe training camp or during the season isn't the best, but there is a long offseason to plan a strategy. Get the media blitz out of the way and I guarantee the story dies down; it always does as the media move on to the next thing.
The good they would do would far outweigh the media "making it a thing." After all, this report says these guys want to come out. The media should not be used as a shield by someone who would be in position to come out positively and make a difference. If these two gay players are sincere about wanting to come out publicly, I hope they decide to take the plunge one day. Despite what they might fear now, they won't regret it.
|by Dr Lulu Fong||replies 26||5 hours ago|
The series is growing on me. It is now sexy trash with pretty men. Kudos to Mr. Perry! Do they all go through the casting couch?
|by Anonymous||replies 11||5 hours ago|
|by Anonymous||replies 6||6 hours ago|
Tattoo on JRM's arm.
|by Anonymous||replies 6||6 hours ago|
Is she in a relationship with her best friend? Anyone here know the scoop on her? It feels somewhat like she might be trying to out herself with her tweets.
|by Anonymous||replies 7||6 hours ago|
There's a thread about the male celebrities who are best at eating pussy....so let's do the gay version!
|by Anonymous||replies 124||6 hours ago|
My resting heart rate is constantly elevated. It's usually at 123 bpm. Ive been to doctors and they gave me Ekgs and have had blood work. Everything came back normal and they just sort of shrugged their shoulders.
|by Anonymous||replies 40||6 hours ago|
I couldn't find a thread on this new show... did anyone watch it?
It was pretty awesome I thought.
|by Anonymous||replies 107||6 hours ago|
may I offer some advice? When you reach the bottom of the yogurt container and there is no more yogurt left, please dispose of said container and stop scrapping the fucking bottom like an animal.
What are you digging for? Do you think scraping the bottom will make another layer of yogurt suddenly appear? Do you think it's a magical bottomless container of eternal yogurt?
When all the yogurt is gone it's done. You've depleted that container of it's contents so throw it out!
|by Anonymous||replies 18||6 hours ago|
|by Anonymous||replies 185||6 hours ago|
I just discovered this train wreck by accident yesterday and am hooked! The first season was all sorts of uncomfortableness, but after the departure of Kelly Price and Dawn Robinson, the show got really fun!
I haven't gotten to season 3 yet, but I am dreading the appearance of Stacy Frances. Right now, Leela James and Michel'le have me laughing my ass off non stop.
I remember when Michel'le came out when I was a teenager. She is so freakin' adorable. I'm kind of annoyed I didn't discover this show sooner.
Anybody else watch?
|by Not your average TVOne Viewer||replies 4||6 hours ago|
I see Sam Claflin as being on the A list. He's just a budding actor but I think if he works hard enough, he may become an A-lister. Thoughts?
|by Anonymous||replies 99||6 hours ago|
Where has he been all my life? Why is he not discussed here every single afternoon-as in a roundtable or salon? WHY!?
|by The Nick Baga Troll||replies 5||6 hours ago|
Merlin star Bradley James has landed the title role in Damien, Lifetime’s straight-to-series drama follow-up to 20th Century Fox’s classic horror film The Omen. In his TV directing debut, Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth) will helm and executive produce the first episode.
Produced by Fox TV Studios, the six-episode Damien follows the adult life of Damien Thorn (James), the mysterious child from the 1976 film who has grown up, seemingly unaware of the satanic forces around him. Haunted by his past, Damien must now come to terms with his true destiny — that he is the Antichrist, the most feared man throughout the ages.
Damien, slated to premiere in 2015, is written and executive produced by Glen Mazzara via his 44 Strong Productions. Ross Fineman, who developed the project alongside Mazzara, executive produces through his Fineman Entertainment. Pancho Mansfield also serves as executive producer.
|by Colin Morgan||replies 412||6 hours ago|
Of course, this piece of human trash looks like one of those Real Housewives of New Jersey.
"A big-game trophy collector from Idaho has been criticised by animal rights activists over online images of herself posed with the carcasses of a giraffe and other wildlife she killed during a recent guided hunt in South Africa.
Sabrina Corgatelli, an accountant for Idaho State University, appeared on NBC’s Today show on Monday to defend trophy hunting amid mounting international outrage over the killing in July of Cecil, Zimbabwe’s most famous lion, by an American dentist.
“Everybody thinks we’re cold-hearted killers and it’s not that,” Corgatelli said in the nationally televised interview. “There is a connection to the animal and just because we hunt them doesn’t mean we don’t have a respect for them.
“Giraffes are very dangerous animals. They could hurt you seriously, very quickly.”
Corgatelli first drew attention from a series of photos circulated via her Facebook account that showed her standing with various animals she bagged in South Africa including an impala, a warthog and a wildebeest.
“Day 2 I got an amazing old Giraffe. Such an amazing animal!!! I couldn’t be happier,” Corgatelli said in a caption to one image showing the carcass draped around her.
The British comedian Ricky Gervais, who is outspoken on animal cruelty, joined the condemnation with a string of tweets and described Corgatelli as a “new extreme ’untress desperate for publicity”.
|by Anonymous||replies 22||6 hours ago|
Many come to mind, but in your opinion what dress worn in a film is the most famous ?
|by Anonymous||replies 90||6 hours ago|
At least four men ticketed by LAX police while driving for Uber’s low-cost car service have criminal convictions that would bar them from operating a taxi in Los Angeles, records show. The drivers have been convicted of child exploitation, identity theft, manslaughter and driving under the influence, according to court records.
The criminal histories recently came to light when a representative of the taxi industry presented a city official with a binder containing citations and court records for Uber drivers who were cited for minor violations at the airport over the last 18 months.
The Times independently confirmed that the records were accurate.
|by Anonymous||replies 10||6 hours ago|
The hate thirst continues - All-American boys, sexy racists, born-again beefcake - discuss your favorite G4P here
|by Anonymous||replies 254||6 hours ago|
Apparently there is a huge problem of illegal migrants entering the UK by breaking into lorries that cross over from the Channel Tunnel port in northern France. The UK is also worried that some of the migrants could be jihadists.
|by Anonymous||replies 67||6 hours ago|
Just wondering. Considering that she's not very pretty nor very talented.
|by Anonymous||replies 64||6 hours ago|
[quote]I've known instances where a member of that couple has told their publicist before they've told their significant other. I can't tell you who, but it's happened at least once to me, and once to a friend of mine. The hair and makeup people, they always seem to be the first to know. Sometimes the publicist, the hair and makeup people, the car driver, the security — they'll have a little pact where they all tell each other what's going on.
It's a long article, but I'm posting from my phone & copying and pasting the whole thing would be time consuming so here is a summary as written on ONTD:
- When sources connected to stars are silent and not willing to defend celeb's relationship you know it's dunzo
- Says he heard rumors and knew about Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck split was coming down the pipeline six months ago
- Affleck announcing now gives time for story to die down before Batman movie release
- Was working for Jlo during Affleck split. Says their split it was carefully thought out
- Says JLo is notorious for going back to exes and insinuates it would be great press if there was a reunion with Affleck
- Star's personality plays a part in how announcement is handled. If a star enjoys the attention they will set up photo ops with star wearing black looking sad
- Publicists set up photo ops with agencies right down to time and location
- Worked for Jessica Simpson during Nick Lachey and John Mayer relationships. Says nobody loves attention like John Mayer
- Mayer has an aggressive publicist, loooves magazine covers and giving interviews
- Says John Mayer paraded Jennifer Aniston in front of press and paparazzi, she's usually more stealth with her photo ops
- Publicists are terrified of twitter and celebs no longer needing to pay somebody to release or control a statement, they can do it themselves. Name checks Taylor Swift, Kylie Jenner, and Kim Kardashian and how social media has changed the game forever
|by Anonymous||replies 297||6 hours ago|
I've never heard Nazeem address it, but Chenoweth had made some cryptic comments about it.
|by Anonymous||replies 7||6 hours ago|
Andrew played the flirtatious tutor on Kimmy Schmidt.
|by Anonymous||replies 4||7 hours ago|
And you are among a group of successful TV show-runners who are chosen to make a pitch. What do you suggest as a TV vehicle for Ms. Streep?
|by Anonymous||replies 46||7 hours ago|
|by Anonymous||replies 164||7 hours ago|
A place to discuss about Brad and Lucas and move on from Will and Sonny since they are over.
|by Anonymous||replies 21||7 hours ago|
Soul Train was an American musical variety television program which aired in syndication from 1971 until 2006. In its 35-year history, the show primarily featured performances by R&B, soul, and hip hop artists, although funk, jazz, disco, and gospel artists also appeared. The series was created by Don Cornelius, who also served as its first host and executive producer.
The origins of Soul Train can be traced to 1965 when WCIU-TV, an upstart UHF station in Chicago, began airing two youth-oriented dance programs: Kiddie-a-Go-Go and Red Hot and Blues. These programs—specifically the latter, which featured a predominantly African-American group of in-studio dancers—would set the stage for what was to come to the station several years later. Don Cornelius, a news reader and backup disc jockey at Chicago radio station WVON, was hired by WCIU in 1967 as a news and sports reporter. Cornelius also was promoting and emceeing a touring series of concerts featuring local talent (sometimes called "record hops") at Chicago-area high schools, calling his traveling caravan of shows "The Soul Train". WCIU-TV took notice of Cornelius's outside work and in 1970, allowed him the opportunity to bring his road show to television.
After securing a sponsorship deal with the Chicago-based retailer Sears, Roebuck & Co., Soul Train premiered on WCIU-TV on August 17, 1970, as a live show airing weekday afternoons. The first episode of the program featured Jerry Butler, the Chi-Lites, and the Emotions as guests. Cornelius was assisted by Clinton Ghent, a local professional dancer who appeared on early episodes before moving behind the scenes as a producer and secondary host.
Move to syndication
The program's immediate success attracted the attention of another locally based firm—the Johnson Products Company (manufacturers of the Afro Sheen line of hair-care products)—and they later agreed to co-sponsor the program's expansion into national syndication. Cornelius and Soul Train 's syndicator targeted 24 markets outside of Chicago to carry the show, but stations in only seven other cities—Atlanta, Cleveland, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and San Francisco—purchased the program, which began airing on a weekly basis on October 2, 1971. By the end of the first season, Soul Train was on in the other seventeen markets. When the program moved into syndication, its home base was also shifted to Los Angeles, where it remained for the duration of its run. Soul Train was part of a national trend toward syndicated music-oriented programs targeted at niche audiences; two other network series (Hee Haw for country music, and The Lawrence Welk Show for traditional music) also entered syndication in 1971 and would go on to have long runs.
Though Don Cornelius moved his operations west, Soul Train continued in Chicago as a local program. Cornelius hosted the local Chicago and Los Angeles–based national programs simultaneously, but soon focused his attention solely on the national edition. He continued to oversee production in Chicago, where Clinton Ghent hosted episodes on WCIU-TV until 1976, followed by three years of once-weekly reruns. The syndicated version was picked up in Chicago by CBS-owned WBBM-TV at its launch; the program moved to WGN-TV in 1977 and remained there for the balance of its run.
In 1985 Chicago-based Tribune Entertainment (WGN's syndication wing) took over Soul Train's syndication contract; the series would continue distribution through Tribune for the rest of its original run.
Don Cornelius ended his run as host at the end of the show's 22nd season in 1993, though he remained the show's main creative force from behind the scenes. The following fall, Soul Train began using various guest hosts weekly until comedian Mystro Clark began a two-year stint as permanent host in 1997. Clark was replaced by actor Shemar Moore in 1999. In 2003, Moore was succeeded by actor Dorian Gregory, who hosted through 2006.
|by Old Soul Train Head||replies 138||7 hours ago|
DAILY MAIL - The first gay couple to be married at West Point Military Academy were victims of an alleged hate crime in Manhattan this weekend.
Daniel Lennox-Choate, 30, and his husband, Larry Lennox-Choate say they were shopping at a bodega in Soho on Sunday when a 40-year-old man started yelling obscenities at them - and then punched Daniel in the face.
Larry, who wrote a Facebook post about the incident, came to his husband's defense and beat the attacker to the ground.
'He left covered in his own blood with his tail between his legs after I handled the situation and tossed him in the street like the coward loser he is,' said Larry's Facebook post.
Police say no arrests have been made and that an investigation is ongoing.
Larry Choate III, class of 2009, married Daniel Lennox, class of 2007, before about 20 guests in November of 2013.
Choate, 27, taught Sunday school at the U.S. Military Academy's Cadet Chapel and said he always thought of it as the place he would get married if he could.
West Point hosted two same-sex weddings of women in late 2012, more than a year after New York legalized gay marriage. But the Choates' wedding was the first time two men wed at West Point.
'We refuse to be victims and are thankful we can defend ourselves, but are saddened by the fact that idiots like this guy might not pick two guys who went through Plebe Boxing next time,' Larry Lennox-Choate said.
In addition to graduating from West Point, Daniel has a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard and served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
|by Anonymous||replies 175||7 hours ago|
|by Anonymous||replies 88||7 hours ago|
He's fucking hot.
|by Anonymous||replies 8||7 hours ago|
I'm not feeling very well and couldn't be bothered to shop so I made dinner tonight just with stuff I already had. No fresh ingredients at all. It was actually surprisingly OK. I made up a box of Kraft mac'n'cheese and added some frozen broccoli, peas and mushrooms to it, smoked paprika, some Panko and frozen grated Parmesan on top, stuck it in the oven and it turned out quite tasty.
|by Anonymous||replies 28||7 hours ago|
Honey, give it up; she's been stinking up the joint for a decade now and she can still only get work in vehicles your attached to (or where you pull some strings). And, what the hell with those pyjamas you're wearing.
"It may be Meryl Streep's third film project with daughter Mamie Gummer but Ricki And The Flash proved to be their most challenging collaboration. The 66-year-old revealed on Monday during an appearance on Today that she and her 32-year-old daughter had some tension onscreen.
'She really enjoyed railing at me,' the Oscar winning actress said wryly during her brief appearance on breakfast TV.
In the film, directed by Jonathan Demme, Streep plays an ageing rocker who finally returns home to her now grown daughter and ex husband. During her chat she revealed how she and Mamie shared some profound arguments onscreen, as they play a mother and daughter dealing with issues of abandonment.
'Well that's happened before,' she joked, indicating that like most parents and children they've had some disagreements in the past.
|by Anonymous||replies 3||7 hours ago|
"Irene Rosenfeld, the head of Mondolez (the food conglomerate based in Illinois that has Nabisco in its portfolio), a woman touted for breaking the glass ceiling upon becoming the head of Kraft Foods and then its spin off, announced that rather than invest $130 million in modernizing the plant in Chicago, where Oreos have been lovingly produced for the past 100 years, she will instead move the jobs to a new factory in Mexico. The result: a loss of 600 well-paying and community-sustaining jobs on Chicago’s Southwest Side."
|by Anonymous||replies 44||7 hours ago|
Unlike the shrieking noise we're subjected to these days in stores and coffee shops.
BRING IT BACK!
|by Anonymous||replies 51||7 hours ago|
|by Anonymous||replies 106||7 hours ago|
This B list mostly television actress from a very hit cable show that has a little bit of a cast shakeup for next season is hooking up with this older B- list mostly television actress who just ended a decade+ long run on a hit network show.
Sarah Paulson ("American Horror Story")/Holland Taylor ("Two and a Half Men")
|by Anonymous||replies 9||7 hours ago|
I want her to be, but I'm scared. What is DL's consensus?
|by Anonymous||replies 18||7 hours ago|
I actually could use one of those. It's been a dry period for me.
|by Anonymous||replies 7||7 hours ago|
Lester Holt (NBC)
Scott Pelley (CBS)
David Muir (ABC)
|by Anonymous||replies 6||7 hours ago|
It didn't last long. The beautiful ex-1D singer with stunning sad looking eyes, who left the band has now left his gf. What's up next for this new DL favorite?
|by Anonymous||replies 9||7 hours ago|
Which one is it?
And is 1977-82 the most exciting & plentiful period of rock music ever? I rather think so.
|by Anonymous||replies 195||7 hours ago|
Mine: U2 the Unforgettable Fire tour.
|by Anonymous||replies 12||7 hours ago|
Mine is Times Square, but I found a good one in Sydney, Australia.
Any Sydney-ers know what those horrid warehouse looking buildings are in the foreground? They look like shit!
The row houses behind them are very cute, though.
|by Anonymous||replies 33||7 hours ago|
Who knew this epic flame war still existed?
|by Anonymous||replies 22||7 hours ago|
I watched this movie for the 1st time and really enjoyed it. Honestly, I couldn't take my eyes of Jonathan Haagensen. Always showing off his chest, with the nice butt and legs. What a cutie. His real life brother wasn't bad either.
|by Anonymous||replies 3||8 hours ago|
It has quite a reputation, hasn't it?
|by Anonymous||replies 56||8 hours ago|
.... among the gay elite.
|by A Lister||replies 120||8 hours ago|
What are your favorite interpretations of Bacharach & David songs? Recently discovered Olivia Newton-John's version of "Anyone who had a heart" and liked it.
Does anyone know a good non-Tom Jones version of "Promise her Anything"? Apart from Tom's version, could only find instrumentals on youtube.
|by Anonymous||replies 53||8 hours ago|
I've gone through all my summer money and need to but some Just for Men before school starts. If the kids think you are too old they will try to run all over you.
Should I start a GoFundMe?
|by Anonymous||replies 6||8 hours ago|
Fox News has decided which of the 17 GOP candidates they have chosen to appear on stage during the first Republican debate for the 2016 presidential campaign.
The first Republican debate for the 2016 presidential race for the White House is on Thursday. Fox News is hosting the event, and the rumors surrounding how the conservative cable news network decided to choose the "top ten" candidates have been swirling.
Even Fox News admitted as late as yesterday they had no idea specifically how they were going to decide which candidates are worthy, other than the barometer they first said they would use: an average of five recent polls.
Politico reported Monday night that a "Fox News executive disputed that the network had decided which polls to include."
“As we’ve said all along, we will base the top 10 on the five most recent polls, leading up to 5 p.m. on Tuesday,” said Fox News executive vice president Michael Clemente. “Since we don’t know who is releasing polls, nor when that polling was done, nor the methodology, it would be impossible for anyone to know what polls will be used."
But Fox's choice of polls determined the choice of candidates. They had the option of which polls to use, and which polls to not use. For example, Fox could have chosen to exclude all polls from educational institutions, which are considered equal to other commercial polls.
Finally, Fox News has made its decision, and here are the ten candidates who will appear on stage Thursday night at 9:00 PM EDT, per Fox News:
Real estate magnate Donald Trump; former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush; Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker; retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson; former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee; Texas Sen. Ted Cruz; Florida Sen. Marco Rubio; Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul; New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie; and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
Among those not in the main debate are Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, Carly Fiorina, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Jim Gilmore. There will be a televised forum which all seven can attend, several hours before the main event.
|by Anonymous||replies 2||8 hours ago|
Don't they realize how gay they look?
|by Anonymous||replies 9||8 hours ago|
Aren't they still trying to reduce their population?
|by Anonymous||replies 4||8 hours ago|
|by Anonymous||replies 1||8 hours ago|
Detroit, Chicago, and so on and so on.
|by Anonymous||replies 22||8 hours ago|
I was so excited to earn a promotion at work. I went from an hourly data management position to a slightly more challenging data management position, which is salaried. But because I am salaried, I am "exempt" from earning time and half for overtime. So now I am making less money per hour by working 50 hours a week at my salaried position than I was when I worked 40 hours a week at an hourly rate of pay.
How in the hell is this legal? Companies can essentially force you to work 60, 80 hours a week if you get paid a salary instead of an hourly wage?
|by Anonymous||replies 13||8 hours ago|
There, I've said it. I just like to see and say her name.
|by Anonymous||replies 73||8 hours ago|
His autobio has been delayed.
|by Anonymous||replies 105||8 hours ago|
Could work like the Southern Strategy that Reagan used.
|by Anonymous||replies 32||8 hours ago|
Caitlyn Jenner's Conservative Views Worry Her New Transgender Friends
By K.C. Blumm, 07/31/2015 AT 11:25 PM EDT
Caitlyn Jenner told Diane Sawyer in her April interview that she was a Republican and "more on the conservative side," but in a new clip from I Am Cait the former Olympian's views appear to be worrying to her new transgender friends.
Jenner, 65, who is using her recognition to help the trans community, is shown discussing some of the challenges trans people face.
"What's the big issue," Jenner asks her new girlfriends as they take a road trip.
"They're homeless and unemployed, so it's just going to take a lot more," says one.
Another woman suggests focusing on entry-level jobs "so that these girls have some alternative if they wanted," comments another.
And that's when Jenner's conservative views lead to some raised eyebrows.
"Don't a lot of times they can make more not working with social programs than they actually can with an entry-level job," she says. "You don't want people to get totally dependent on it. That's when they get in trouble – 'Why should I work? I got a few bucks, I got my room paid for.' "
Another woman says to camera that she's worried that Jenner's life "in the bubble" is an impediment to understanding other people's problems.
"Caitlyn has every right to be just as conservative as she choses, but many transgender men and women need social programs to survive, and that's nothing to be ashamed of," she says. "If Cait's going to be a spokesperson for the community. This is something she's going to have to understand."
I Am Cait airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on E!
|by Anonymous||replies 47||8 hours ago|
'Their lives are worse than ever.'
JONATHAN KARL, ABC NEWS: So let me ask you about something you tweeted last year. You said of Barack Obama, "Sadly, because President Obama has done such a poor job as president, you won't see another black president for generations."
What did you mean by that?
DONALD TRUMP: Well, I think he's been a very poor president. I think he has done a very poor job as president. We have $18 trillion right now in debt and going up rapidly.
KARL: But what did you mean? What --
TRUMP: Wait a minute.
The world is -- we don't have victories anymore. China is killing us on trade. Mexico's killing us at the border and also killing us on trade. Mexico's doing unbelievably against us in trade.
You look at what's going on with Japan. You look at what's going on with Vietnam. You look at Saudi Arabia, makes $1 billion a day and we defend them. We get nothing.
KARL: I understand your critique. But why do you say that means we won't see another black president for generations?
TRUMP: Because I think that he has set a very poor standard. I think that he has set a very low bar and I think it's a shame for the African American people.
And by the way, he has done nothing for African Americans. You look at what's gone on with their income levels. You look at what's gone on with their youth. I thought that he would be a great cheerleader for this country. I thought he'd do a fabulous job for the African American citizens of this country.
He has done nothing. They are worse now than just about ever and --
KARL: But --
TRUMP: -- they are -- excuse me. They have problems now in terms of unemployment numbers, look at their unemployment numbers. And you have -- here you have a black president who's done very poorly for the African Americans of this country.
And I think that I will win the African American vote and I think I will win the Hispanic vote. And if you see the recent polls that came out, Jon, you'll see that because I'm leading in the Hispanic vote.
|by Anonymous||replies 9||8 hours ago|
Women: Doris Day
Men: Gene Kelly
|by Anonymous||replies 70||8 hours ago|
Does Marvel have a problem with LGBT superheroes?
Joe Williams, 3rd August 2015, 2:44 PM
The comic book giant has been once again come under fire for the lack of sexual diversity among its leading characters.
Marvel’s universe has often been criticised for portraying its heroes primarily as straight, white men.
The company has made attempts to be inclusive of a number of character’s gender and sexuality in the past – for example, it was recently revealed that long time X-Man Iceman is gay.
However, their attempts to promote diversity and include LGBT characters have often been slammed by fans and critics alike, who claim the company is simply trying to increase sales.
And it seems they have done it again, by making the once bisexual character – Hercules – a heterosexual.
Throughout the comic book series “X-Treme X-Men” – based in alternative Marvel universe – the character has a relationship with Wolverine.
In the mainstream Marvel universe, during in Hercules: Fall of an Avenger #1, it also is strongly implied he had a relationship with Northstar – one of Marvel Universe’s most prolific and popular openly gay characters.
Hercules is also listed on Marvel Wiki’s Bisexual Characters list.
Fans were hoping that the hero’s sexuality would be further explored in the recently announced Hercules series – however, Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso has quashed any excitement surrounding the subject, by telling CBR that he will definitely be “straight” in the future.
“Hercules and James Howlett’s relationship in ‘X-Treme X-Men’ took place in a unique alternate universe, similar to how Colossus was gay in the Ultimate Universe, but is straight in the 616. Same goes for Hercules here.”
In response, fans were quick to highlight that Hercules bisexuality was a very natural progression for the character, especially considering he is inspired by Greek Mythology – in which the demigod Hercules was also bisexual.
Later in the interview, Alonso tried to silence critics of Marvel’s relationship with LGBT its characters by celebrating the diverse staff behind the comic books: “We are always looking for the best new talent — male, female, White, Black, Hispanic, Asian, Straight, Gay,” he said.
CBR noted that any further questions they asked Alfonso over Hercules’ sexuality were swiftly ignored.
Marvel’s new “Hercules” series, written by Dan Abnett and illustrated by Luke Ross, is scheduled to debut in November.
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|by Anonymous||replies 27||9 hours ago|
It has been nearly five years, and no justice for Ronni.
No documentary from the French, either...
|by Anonymous||replies 4||9 hours ago|
I came of age before HIV in the age of sexual liberation. It was truly amazing. - a brave new world where in, cities at least, gay me could be gay - right out in the open. Then the the age of the "gay cancer" arrived. I buried a dozen friends before anyone knew what to do. I Lived through the years of condoms and uncertainty, towing the line of "safer sex" dogma for decades knowing that it was in fact better before. A necessary compromise. Now here I am virtually Immune to HIV thanks to a large blue daily pill. For the first time in 30 years I am free of all that sexual angst. It is an odd feeling. Why is there any stigma to this? This is how it's supposed to be. Can we finally disassociate sex from the decades of illness and death and fear and re-learn how to enjoy it again?
|by Anonymous||replies 273||9 hours ago|
Starting with the third picture at link.
|by Anonymous||replies 90||9 hours ago|
...what would yours look like? I think this would be mine.
|by Anonymous||replies 171||9 hours ago|
One of the things that's made restaurant dining less enjoyable is the prevalence of "industrial," stripped-down design. With no carpets, no heavy draperies, and often no tablecloths to absorb the sound, the noise bounces around and intensifies. it's wonderful for viewing the art on the walls, but terrible to sit in for long. People speak unnaturally loudly just to be heard. Add the clinking of china, flatware, and glasses and the noise level is intolerable even before music is added to the cacophony.
|by Anonymous||replies 6||9 hours ago|
Is there a better website out there covering gay men in media? AfterElton has so deviated from their initial focus and philosphy that it's become pure crap.
|by Anonymous||replies 106||9 hours ago|
Iowa couple plans to put up 1,000 billboards against same-sex marriage
Betty and Richard Odgaard, who were sued for refusing to host a gay wedding at shuttered venue, started non-profit to advance ‘natural laws as God intended’
Adam Gabbatt in New York, Tuesday 4 August 2015 13.54 EDT
An Iowa couple who closed their restaurant after refusing to host same-sex weddings have announced plans to erect 1,000 billboards stating their belief that marriage is between a man and a woman.
Betty and Richard Odgaard shut the Gortz Haus gallery – which boasted a bistro, a florist and a shop – in July. The pair had stopped hosting both straight and gay weddings after a gay couple sued the business for refusing to host their wedding.
The Odgaards have since established God’s Original Design Ministry, a non-profit organisation that they say will advance “natural laws as God intended”.
The main purpose of the Odgaards’ ministry is to erect the controversial billboards in different locations across the US. So far one billboard has been erected, close to Durant in southern Oklahoma.
“One down and 999 to go for 1,000 points of light,” said a message on the ministry’s Facebook page. “Thank you and God bless!”
The billboard, described by the Odgaards as a “14’x48’ lighted beauty”, bears the message: “Marriage =” followed by the symbol of a man and woman. Beneath this is a line which reads: “Please … I need your help with this! – God”.
The Odgaards could not be immediately reached for comment.
The God’s Original Design Ministry website states that it was established to “advance Christian teachings, Biblical ordinances and natural laws as God intended”.
The site adds: “This ministry also provides a platform for God fearing people to stand tall & proud in defense of God’s Original Design, and to give a voice to the ‘silent majority’.”
The Odgaards’ business, located in Grimes, about 10 miles north-west of Des Moines, fell on hard times after they refused to allow Lee Stafford and Jared Ellers to marry at the Gortz Haus gallery.
Stafford and Ellers filed a complaint with Iowa’s civil rights commission, the Des Moines Register reported, and the Odgaards were eventually forced to pay the couple $5,000.
The pair were also ordered not to discriminate against people on the basis of their sexuality. Betty Odgaard told the Register that their faith meant they could not allow homosexual couples to marry at their business.
It is unclear when the second of the 1,000 billboards will be erected.
|by Anonymous||replies 26||9 hours ago|
In their early days on television, Chris Hyndman says, he was tormented daily by hate mail. The worst part? Much of it came from the gay community.
“The gay community can be pretty cold, and it’s pretty hard on you if people turn on you that you expect to really accept you because you’re a screaming queen,” Hyndman says. “Well, a lot of us are, but when a gay person says you’re a screaming queen, that’s pretty insulting because then you’re, like, Oh my god, you’re a queen to the queens.”
“You would take them personally,”Steven Sabados chides. Ignoring the hate came more naturally to him.
“It just rolled off my back because I don’t really care. You can’t hurt me. I’m just doing the best I can do, and if you don’t like it, then I don’t care,” he says.
|by Anonymous||replies 120||9 hours ago|
I don't watch reality TV much. I don't watch any Real Housewives or Love and Hip Hop but I watch Basketball Wives LA. It's the cattiest show on TV. More shade being thrown at one another than any show out there. Anyone else watch it?
|by Anonymous||replies 1||9 hours ago|
And pretty gay, too!
|by Anonymous||replies 17||9 hours ago|
DL's two favorite groups and why they hate each other, as explained by The New Yorker.
|by Anonymous||replies 49||9 hours ago|
For the bottoms out there, are anal orgasms a real thing and if so are they different from a regular orgasm?
|by Anonymous||replies 41||9 hours ago|
Were they lovers? They lived together for 12 years and some say their marriages were shams. What do you say or know?
|by Anonymous||replies 450||9 hours ago|
I STOLE this reply in a Helen Mirren thread
Helen Mirren now has a Tony, an Oscar, 4 Emmys, 5 Baftas, 5 SAGs, as well as the Volpi Cup and two Best Actress wins at Cannes.
Interestingly, Although Meryl Streep has three Oscars, she has no Tony, only 2 Emmys, 2 BAfTAs, 2 SAGs, no Volpi and only 1 win at Cannes.
Mirren has now trumped Streep at every most famous and prestigious awards ceremony related to acting except the Oscars. Very fitting, as she is the greater actress of the two. Since awards recognition is the standard Streep trolls everywhere use to measure acting talent, I guess by their own yardstick Mirren is the great actress of her generation rather than Streep.
|by Anonymous||replies 27||9 hours ago|
Charlize adopted another fashionable black child. Congrats, hun! Your collection sf accessories sure looks good!
|by Anonymous||replies 13||9 hours ago|
August 4, 2015
[quote]Lenny Kravitz suffered an unfortunate incident of public exposure when his leather trousers ripped during a show in Sweden.
[quote]Kravitz was performing at the Gröna Lund theme park in Stockholm on Monday (August 3) when the crotch of his trousers tore during the first song of his set.
[quote]Local newspaper Expressen reports that Kravitz was forced to leave the stage for a few minutes to change his attire.
[quote]A fan spoke to the paper about the incident saying, "The producer stepped up and said that they had some problems onstage. A bit later Kravitz came out wearing other trousers. He said 'sorry, I ripped my trousers'.".
[italic]Is that a piercing or a cock ring?[/italic]
|by Anonymous||replies 18||9 hours ago|
The music app is fucking horrendous. It has completely ruined my playlists. Songs are mislabeled and/ or missing. And the itunes menus let you do 400 things except play a fucking song. My fucking god. Yo Cook, fucking fix this fucking mess!
|by Anonymous||replies 10||9 hours ago|
Has the legacy of The Cosby Show been permanently damaged? Executive producer Tom Werner, whose former independent production company Carsey-Werner was behind the show, hopes not.
“I do think the show is one of the most ground breaking shows in television," he told TV Insider on Friday.
But given the allegations against star Bill Cosby, who is accused of sexually assaulting more than 40 women, repeats of the sitcom have been yanked off several TV networks. "I certainly think that at the moment the show is kind of tarnished," Werner admitted. "But hopefully people can distinguish between the show and Bill. I think about all the great episodes that we’ve done and the impact that it had. I’m certainly hoping that people can continue to watch it.”
The Cosby Show is still available on some streaming services (Hulu and Amazon), but TV Land pulled repeats of the show from its air last year. More recently, BET-owned Centric TV removed the series, while Bounce stopped running Cosby, a 1990s CBS show that was also produced by Carsey-Werner.
“Certainly it’s a challenge right now," Werner says of showcasing The Cosby Show, which indeed was a revolutionary program for both NBC and television in general in the 1980s. (It also helped save the moribund sitcom genre when it premiered in 1984.) "But I’m hoping that time will pass and that all the great acting and the great stories and the memorable moments will still be able to be viewed.”
Werner declined to discuss the business implications to Carsey-Werner, which no longer operates as a production company but still exists as a syndication distributor for its library content. (The Cosby Show remains listed on Carsey-Werner's website as a show available for acquisition.)
These were Werner's first comments on the Cosby controversy since last fall, when he and former partner Marcy Carsey released this brief statement: “The Bill we know was a brilliant and wonderful collaborator on a show that changed the landscape of television. These recent news reports are beyond our knowledge or comprehension."
Werner was at Starz's portion of the Television Critics Association press tour to help promote Survivor's Remorse, which he executive produces with Mike O'Malley. Werner and O'Malley had been developing a new show with Cosby for NBC last year when the allegations against Cosby got much wider attention. In the wake of that, Netflix yanked a Cosby comedy special and NBC and Sony (which was to produce the new sitcom) dumped the Cosby development.
|by Michael Schneider||replies 38||9 hours ago|
This is the thread devoted to the Perv Daddy of Gay Porn Stars-- one of the hottest, cutest, butchest, smartest, and most cultured (but let's face it, also one of the most pretentious and most egotistical--sorry, Dirk, but it's the truth!) of all performers in gay adult cinema.
|by Anonymous||replies 158||9 hours ago|
so much better than that Erwin girl.
|by Starr M.||replies 3||9 hours ago|
According to family lawyers of course
|by Anonymous||replies 6||9 hours ago|
The poor kids are probably dead by now and all because of their idiotic, permissive parents. There is no reason on God's green and blue earth why two 14 year-old boys should be piloting a boat by themselves in the Atlantic no matter how experienced they were. And what's with the mothers calmly and coolly giving television interviews about this horrific calamity and preening for the cameras? Any normal mother in this situation would be shrieking in non-stop hysteria or catatonic or suicidal. Period. Is this how meaningless and disposable relationships are now in the 21st Century? Oh well, our sons probably died a terrifying death in the middle of the ocean with no one to comfort them. Okey dokey then let's move on to the next tv interview!! Just like the Sandy Hook parents who were talking non-stop on the idiot box and their children's bodies weren't even cold yet. Unbelievable.
|by Anonymous||replies 361||9 hours ago|
|by Anonymous||replies 22||10 hours ago|
Have you ever been in one ?
If so, for how long ?
Thanks for sharing !
|by Anonymous||replies 1||10 hours ago|
Well, what do we think? As good as the 1970s version? Different?
|by Lois Carmen DeNominateur||replies 50||10 hours ago|
I taught a few years of high school psychology right out of college. One day a 14 year old student came into my classroom and told me he was thinking about killing himself.
I sat him down and we had a long talk. Long story short: He was gay and scared to death to tell his family and friends.
This was small-town Texas in the 90s and things were a bit different back them.
He said he'd known he was gay since he was 6 or 7 years old. He didn't want to be gay, he told me. It wasn't a choice, he said, and he would rather just kill himself than deal with what other people thought of him.
Luckily, our talk went well. Suicide averted.
Now, I hadn't formed any firm opinions on the subject back then, but the kid convinced me of something: for whatever reason, he was gay, he always had been, and it wasn't a decision he made. He just was.
Just like I was heterosexual. I never had to think about it, never had to make a choice. I just was.
Most researchers, scientists, and psychiatrists agree today that sexuality isn't a choice. If you disagree, then just ask yourself about when you weighed the options and made the choice between straight or gay.
Yeah, you didn't.
So what does this have to do with building muscle, losing fat, and all the things T Nation is about?
Simple: It's time for the meatheads among us to evolve and stop it with the ignorant slurs.
The "Gayest" Sport on Earth.
Most parts of modern culture have de-stigmatized homosexuality. High school kids today can come out openly and be just fine, for the most part.
Oh, but not in the bodybuilding and weight lifting culture. For some reason, we are behind the times.
Don't believe it? Look at the interactions on social media. Bigotry is rampant in gym culture.
Ironic, isn't it? Bodybuilding fans calling anything else, anything at all, gay?
Let's see, you enjoy looking at tanned, shaved, and oiled male bodies wearing two ounces of clothing. They flex and you scream and clap. You analyze every inch of their bodies and compare them to other men's bodies.
Even gay guys will say, "Dude, that's kinda gay."
The "F" Word.
Maybe this is what psychologists call reaction formation? That means you often violently oppose the very things that you feel.
In this context, it means the worst of the gay-bashing types are probably wrestling with homosexual feelings themselves.
To battle these feelings, they overcompensate by being overtly "manly" and become obsessed with making sure people know they're not gay by bashing and name-calling as often as possible.
Yes, of course, you can be a bodybuilding fanboy and not be secretly gay. But as a heterosexual bodybuilding fanboy, maybe you feel a little weird about it, so you overcompensate.
Think about it: The last person on the planet that needs to be throwing around the word "f*g" is a bodybuilder or bodybuilding fan.
Why? Because you are a fan of what is, on the surface at least, the "f*ggiest" looking sport and culture on the planet.
Heck, fitness and bodybuilding magazines were the original gay spank-banks in the pre-internet days, and many of the publishers were quite open about it.
See, bodybuilding fans and gay dudes have a lot in common. And maybe it's time you accept that, deal with it, and stop overcompensating.
After all, to anyone who's taken Psych 101, the only thing that makes you sound gay when you're not is when you just can't seem stop using homophobic slurs.
Gay Bashing is Gay.
Those who lift weights and build muscle suffer from a host of stereotypes. People think that anyone carrying a little extra mass is a big dumb ape.
Let's not reinforce the stereotype by acting like d-bag frat boys.
Grow up. You're only making yourself look like an idiot. And that's gay.
|by Anonymous||replies 5||10 hours ago|
Donald's always been a bit larger-than-life, even in his 80s heyday with Ivana. But he never struck me as truly eccentric or off-kilter. Just a rich, flashy businessman. Sort of the epitome of 80s excess.
And when he got his NBC show "The Apprentice," it was an interesting idea that sort of brought him a renewed sense of relevance in the public's eye.
But then the wacky politics began. The birtherism, the 1st nutty run for president, offering to host a debate between Republican primary candidates, the $5 million charity offer for Obama's college transcripts, and now his 2nd nutty run for president and the never ending racist comments.
Is he having a mental breakdown? He's behaving like a professional wrestling personality-- but in real life. Or has he always been like this, but for some reason has fired all of his PR people and opted instead to have absolutely no filter between himself and the public?
What say you? Is he having a breakdown? Has he always been this way but it's just becoming more obvious in the era of social media and full-contact politics? Or what?
|by Anonymous||replies 168||10 hours ago|
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is a Catholic, but, as he told a crowd in New Hampshire, that hasn't stopped him from using birth control.
"I'm a Catholic but I've used birth control, and not just the rhythm method," the presidential candidate said in the town hall event.
The rhythm method is a form of "natural family planning" and is also called the calendar method that uses a woman's ovulation cycle to predict when is best to have sex, according to the Mayo Clinic's website.
"My church has a teaching against birth control. Does that make me an awful Catholic? Because I believe and practiced that function during part of my life? I don't think so," he said.
Watch Christie's comment
|by Anonymous||replies 41||10 hours ago|
Discuss amongst yourselves.
|by Simon Halls Squirrel||replies 25||10 hours ago|
Mary, mother of god!
|by Anonymous||replies 226||10 hours ago|
Does anyone believe in them? Has anyone discovered a past life (through meditation or hypnosis)?
|by Anonymous||replies 5||10 hours ago|
A study has determined that women who work in offices feel the cold – because the air conditioning is controlled by men. ---- Major eye rolling!
|by Anonymous||replies 3||10 hours ago|
[quote]The body of Christopher Hyndman, co-host of the afternoon talk show Steven and Chris on CBC-TV, was found in an alleyway in Toronto's east end, police confirm.
|by Anonymous||replies 26||10 hours ago|
Aug 02, 2015
Stephen Harper will head to Rideau Hall this morning, where he is expected to ask Gov. Gen. David Johnston to dissolve Parliament and kick off what would be the longest federal election campaign in recent history.
CBC News will have live coverage beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET at CBCNews.ca and on CBC Television and CBC News Network.
Harper is to arrive at Rideau Hall at 9:55 a.m. and will then deliver remarks at 10:15 a.m., according to a news release from the Prime Minister's Office.
Once the election is called, Canada's politicians will begin a mid-summer marathon campaign. The election date is set for Monday, Oct. 19.
After his visit to Rideau Hall, Harper is expected to head to Montreal for a rally in the riding of Mount Royal.
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is scheduled to speak in Gatineau, Que., at 10:30 a.m. ET.
The other two federal leaders are scheduled to be at a weekend pride event in Vancouver. Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May are expected to attend that before heading elsewhere to kick off their campaigns.
Voters will get their first chance to see the party leaders together in action on Aug. 6 during a debate hosted by Maclean's magazine in Toronto. Historic length
The election campaign, which will last 11 weeks, or 78 days, will be one of the longest in the country's history.
According to The Canadian Press, only Canada's first two election campaigns were longer. The 1867 campaign lasted 81 days, while the 1872 campaign went for 96 days. Back then, voting was staggered over the country for a period of several months.
The longest race in recent history was a 74-day campaign back in 1926.
A long campaign is seen as benefiting the Conservatives, who are acknowledged to have the biggest war chest. During a typical 37-day election period, each party can spend a maximum of $25 million. For each additional day, that limit is increased by 1/37th, or an extra $675,000, meaning an 11-week campaign would allow parties to spend more than $50 million.
Individual candidates also get an additional $2,700 a day to add to their usual limit of approximately $100,000.
A longer campaign will also cost Canadian taxpayers more. By Elections Canada's estimate, a traditional five-week, 35-day campaign costs about $375 million to run. Parties are also reimbursed for half the money they spend during an election campaign. Seeking 4th mandate
The Conservatives under Harper are seeking a fourth consecutive mandate, while Mulcair and Trudeau are both entering their first federal election campaigns as the leaders of their respective parties.
A key issue of the campaign will likely be the management of the economy.
Canadian economic growth has stumbled in recent months. Statistics Canada reported Friday that the total value of the country's economy declined by 0.2 per cent in May, the fifth consecutive monthly slide. More seats up for grabs
The Conservatives hold 159 of the 308 seats in the House of Commons, compared with the NDP's 95 and the Liberal Party's 36.
The Bloc Québécois, the Forces et Démocratie party and the Green Party have two seats each. There are also eight independent MPs and four vacant seats.
However, there are more seats up for grabs this time round. Following the release of 2011 census population numbers, federal electoral boundaries were revised, which led to an increase in the number of seats in the Commons to 338.
|by Anonymous||replies 33||10 hours ago|
Created by Terrence Winter and produced by Scorsese and Mick Jagger. The new series is about a fictional record label in the 70s and stars Bobby Cannavale, Ray Romano, Olivia Wilde, and Andrew "Dice" Clay.
Set in 1970s New York, the series tells the story of Richie Finestra (“Boardwalk Empire’s” Bobby Cannavale), a record executive trying to resurrect his label and find the next new sound.
|by Anonymous||replies 1||10 hours ago|
anyone else watching?
"the suitor" is cute.
|by Anonymous||replies 81||10 hours ago|
Thought it deserved its own thread. Would be curious to see what some people here had to say about it.
|by Anonymous||replies 38||10 hours ago|
The Razzies have their "Titanic".
The embargo is broken. A poster over at AICN very credibly describes a horrible big budget F4, and if he is lying then he has WAY too much time on his hands.
So, possible spoilers.
Reed and Victor are “science buddies/foster siblings” who develop a portal, and get funding by Dr Storm and the government to build a bigger portal. Victor and Reed are partners, and Reed and Ben are friends, (oh, more dramatic family rivalry) , and all 3 meet the Storm super smart step-siblings, who lost everyone except dad, and they all five explore this new dimension and come back “changed by SCIENCE!” Seriously, if this sounds bad, quit reading. It may be a real movie.
This turn of events turns this cheery crew into even more miserable creatures.
Dr Storm doesn't want them turned into weapons, he wants to train them to use their SCIENCE to help us! Minor conflicts as they train- Sue can push out atoms from her or something SCIENCE, and Reed can use SCIENCE to warp space to “stretch”, and Johnny can control flame because SCIENCE, and Ben has a shell like a clam. Because, you know, SCIENCE! Woo-hoo, they train with their SCIENCE on low budget mode for the second "act". (That's a stretch)
Doom is just moody, but wants to touch everyone on earth with SCIENCE and so he wants to open the gates, and the rest finally realize that unleashing this much SCIENCE on the world would kill everyone, so these miserable people have to band together since Doom kicks their asses when they are separated. But when they finally put down their petty differences, and combine ALL OF THEIR SCIENCE and beat Doom. He will be rehabilitated because he didn't actually succeed in planetary genocide and the end. You can read the whole review (it's in 3-4 parts) but I think he needs mental health assistance. If he made it up the review, or actually suffered through the movie.
|by Anonymous||replies 27||10 hours ago|
I don't know if I'm rare in the gay community or not but I'm not into anal sex at all, not giving and certainly not receiving. I just wondered if there were others that felt the same.
|by Anonymous||replies 49||10 hours ago|
You know he's cheating on that homely husband.
|by Anonymous||replies 5||10 hours ago|
OMG, he raped Caronand Rachel Dolezal?
|by Simon Halls Squirrel||replies 87||11 hours ago|
Unfurl your vagina capes, systers — it's the most wonderful time of the year!
|by Anonymous||replies 3||11 hours ago|
I just love the bitch.
[quote]Tourism as a number-one industry is a terrible, terrible idea for any city, especially New York. If you were going to turn a city, which is a place where people live, into a tourist attraction, you're going to have to make it a place that people who don't live here, like. So I object to living in a place for people who don't live here. As it became more and more intense, it became more and more a place where the actual citizens are pushed out to the edges. A friend of mine always says this: "I don't care what kind of aesthetic people have; the second they have a kid, their house becomes horrible." The second you have a kid, whether you think it's going to or not, your house becomes full of plastic junk. So this is the same with tourists. The city will sink to that level of having a house of three- year-old children, so they like certain things, they don't like certain things. And they like things that you don't like, or that I don't like. I do object to it. And I would like to see fewer and fewer tourists and I'm tired of hearing about how much money they bring to the city because the kind of jobs the tourists bring to the city are the worst jobs. They're hotel maid jobs, they're jobs that have no future to them.
|by Anonymous||replies 0||11 hours ago|
People who go on about it tend to come across as obnoxious douchebags, but I'm tired of relying on taxis. Is it that much better?
|by Anonymous||replies 102||11 hours ago|
Does he turn you on?
Does he make you laugh?
|by Anonymous||replies 8||11 hours ago|
Do you think the time will come when friendships between straight guys and their gay male friends will be as close and mainstream as the friendships between women and their faghags?
|by Anonymous||replies 114||11 hours ago|
Chris Christie = Donald Trump
|by Anonymous||replies 40||11 hours ago|
Judy -- sad.
|by Anonymous||replies 74||11 hours ago|
Straight Men Who Have Sex With Other Men: In Their Own Words
The last posting described a population of males who consider themselves heterosexual, do not label themselves gay or bisexual, who eschew involvement with the LGBT community, who are often married or romantically involved with an opposite-sex partner, and who engage in sex with males or express the desire to do so. Research with this population is difficult due to the challenges of reaching these men – the majority of whom keep this activity covert. Recall from the previous posting that straight men who have sex with other men (SMSM) do not generally share details about their same-sex sexual activity or desire with significant others in their lives.
Due in large part to the popularization of the topic in the bestselling 2005 book “On the Down Low: A Journey into the Lives of 'Straight' Black Men Who Sleep with Men,”[i] Latino and African-American men are the primary subjects in research with non-gay identified MSM. The existence of white men engaging in the same behavior is unquestioned but has generally been elided (even though our existing knowledge base on bisexual men in general is built upon the white male experience).
One of the earliest studies, The Bisexual and Non-Gay Attached Research Project from the early 1990s, found that participants engaging in same-sex sexual behavior but not identifying as gay or bisexual described themselves as “kinky,” “normal,” or “just a guy.” A much more recent 2010 study consisted of interviews with heterosexually identified men who had engaged in sexual activity with another male in the previous year; participants did not consider this activity as discrepant with their identity. Same-sex sexual activity did not necessitate a reconsideration of sexual identity for four reasons:
1. The activity was infrequent 2. Sex was seen as recreation or sport – Males engaged in same-sex sexual activity for the sake of physical activity or stress relief 3. Sex as an economic necessity – Almost half of the participants engaged in sex with other men for money, and the majority of those reporting this were substance users 4. Sex as an accident – Participants stated the sexual activity was not their fault or beyond their personal control, such as inebriation or the unplanned outcome of an argument with a wife or female romantic partner
Also, while engaging in the sexual behavior, the subjects avoided kissing, hugging, talking to the other male (or even looking at him), and leaving immediately following sex.[iv]
Similar findings were found throughout a series of interviews with non-gay identified MSM prepared for the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention in 2004. These men determined same-sex sexual activity did not challenge their heterosexual identity because:[v]
There was little to no emotional attachment between partners There was no pretense of commitment between partners The activity was infrequent in comparison to sexual activity with females
In tally, the men interviewed reported that if sexual activity between men was anonymous, experimental, occasional, or if substance use was involved, the act was not “gay.”
Finally, while there is conflicting data, it appears that non-gay identified MSM engage in high levels of drug and alcohol use.[vi] Many in fact engage in sexual activity with other men as a means of obtaining financial resources to procure such substances. Other studies further elaborate the many reasons for SMSM substance use, including:[vii]
Substance use leads to disinhibition Substance use is used retrospectively to rationalize or justify one’s engagement in MSM behavior Substance use acts as a facilitator by allowing increased comfort when approaching another male for sexual activity Substance use intensifies the sexual experience
As the above research demonstrates, we have a much better understanding of the lived experiences of SMSM in comparison to a mere decade ago.
|by Anonymous||replies 221||11 hours ago|
What porn stars are instant dick wilters for you when they come on screen?
|by Anonymous||replies 69||11 hours ago|
Après ca, le déluge.
Yeah I quoted it wrong to refer to this: my leg hair has thinned considerably below the crew sock level. From about an inch or two above the ankles, down. I am 52.
My brown eyebrows are speckled with wiry grey hairs. Not the same texture at all. And they stick out from the brow!
The nose hair and ear hair, always trimming.
Calgon, take me away!
|by Not me in the pic, but my future?||replies 0||11 hours ago|
I love this site. The premise is simple : young men taken in the inner hierarchy of the Mormon church through sex with each other and higher elders in the church. At first it was a filmed jack off scene- so boring. If you want to see a solo buy a mirror. But of late the stories which set the scene are exotic within themselves. Then the camera work and angles are interesting. And there is a consistent roleplay maintained. The boys are freed or empowered by the release of sexual need. And the elders are unbridled in their lust and control.
|by Anonymous||replies 70||11 hours ago|
Her music sucks, her dance moves are weird. She isn't pretty. She's just an all-around unlikeable person. I have no idea what the hype is about.
|by Anonymous||replies 130||11 hours ago|
TWENTY YEARS AGO!
Brad has never looked sexier than he did in this movie.
The hair, the goatee, the body....
Twenty Years Ago!
|by Anonymous||replies 16||11 hours ago|
I always wonder what his story was. I love that they use authentic footage and that guy could melt celluloid with his flames.
|by Anonymous||replies 3||12 hours ago|
Doesn't it fill you with shame?
|by Mrs. Vale||replies 9||12 hours ago|
What do you think about him? I read that almost everyone , wives and son included, say he was gay but a few, like a biographer, say he was bi. I loved him as Sherlock Holmes, handsome when young. The man next to him, Paul Shenar, is said to have been his boyfriend. Your take?
|by Anonymous||replies 5||12 hours ago|
30 blocks from 69th Street in Upper Darby to 39th Street in West Philly...Two years after smoothing over the bumps and potholes on Chestnut Street with tons of blacktop, driving the 30 Blocks of Squalor is now like driving in downtown Baghdad after a Sunni/Shia family reunion.
There are gaping craters dotting the landscape along the entire putrid route of boarded up hovels, dying businesses with bars on every window, collapsing porches, sidewalks strewn with trash & debris, and murals of black people doing great things. The streets are literally collapsing into the rat infested sewers below. There is an occasional orange cone in front of the gaping holes, but most are unidentified until your car blows a tire or ruins their alignment. Cars come to sudden stops if they recognize the danger ahead. If the lights were timed this would be a real bummer. Luckily the average speed is 10 miles per hour, so you can usually survive the trek.
What is the point in spending millions of taxpayer dollars blacktopping streets which are crumbling from below? Why not fix the problems below before applying the blacktop above? Because the city is bankrupt. The infrastructure isn’t crumbling because they don’t have enough money. It’s crumbling because they have chosen to spend taxpayer money on gold plated pensions and health benefits for union government workers and teachers. They’ve wasted hundreds of millions on public schools that only graduate 50% of those entering and most of those graduates are functionally illiterate. They spend millions painting murals, giving tax breaks to mega-corporations like Comcast, and building sports stadiums for billionaires. The corruption, mismanagement, incompetence and stupidity of politicians, government bureaucrats, and union officials is breathtaking to behold.
|by Anonymous||replies 99||12 hours ago|
I wonder how many they have.
|by Anonymous||replies 8||12 hours ago|
Bull gets its revenge as it leaps out of arena and gores president of French bullfighting association in horrifying attack that left him ‘screaming in agony’
|by Anonymous||replies 1||12 hours ago|
Please add more
|by Anonymous||replies 9||12 hours ago|
She basically tells the interviewer to go fuck themselves.
|by Anonymous||replies 210||12 hours ago|
I haven't been to the USA for years now, but I was wondering this...back in the old days America was always light years ahead of the rest of the world telephonically.
|by Anonymous||replies 24||12 hours ago|
A visiting marine biologist says a false killer whale in the care of the Vancouver Aquarium is harming itself
|by Anonymous||replies 9||12 hours ago|
The famous designer who designed Barbra Streisand's iconic see-thru pantsuit she wore to accept her Funny Girl Oscar has died.
He's also designed dresses for Hillary Clinton and Barbara Bush.
|by Anonymous||replies 5||13 hours ago|
That didn't take long. Move over, Princess Diana!
|by Anonymous||replies 4||13 hours ago|
Because he's taking over my thread.
|by D Caber||replies 7||13 hours ago|
This could potentially be a huge win for Zadan and Meron after the disaster of Peter Pan. The film version is so terrible that they have nowhere to go but up from there. And it's a great musical--and they even have Stephanie Mills playing Aunt Em (so she'll get to sing the beautiful underrated song "The Feeling We Once Had").
There's been an open casting call for Dorothy, so it will likely go to an unknown. But who should play the other roles?: Evillene, Addaperle, Glinda, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion.
|by Anonymous||replies 66||13 hours ago|
Something's i the water, so we may as well have a poll to predict which celebrity couples are next to release 'a statement' assuring us of their 'commitment to parent their beloved kids / dogs in a mutually respectful manner' blah ,blah.
|by Anonymous||replies 6||13 hours ago|
MSNBC's announced rebranding is a welcome change in many ways, but it needs to keep its liberal voice. Mend it, don't end it.
Last week, it was reported by many media outlets that MSNBC would be canceling at least three shows: The Ed Show with Ed Schultz, Now With Alex Wagner, and The Cycle. Meet the Press host Chuck Todd will be given a daily show and Brian Williams will have a prominent role with the network relating to breaking news. Other changes will be announced soon. It's part of a shift from opinionated advocacy journalism to more straightforward, hard news.
The changes had come as a result of MSNBC's plummeting ratings. According to Rick Kissell of Variety, MSNBC's Nielsen ratings for the second quarter of the year dropped 5 percent in total viewers and 17 percent in the key adult demographic of 25-54. Its primetime lineup's ratings dropped by 10 percent. It was a continuation of a long time trend.
However, ratings announced yesterday showed a significant increase in MSNBC's ratings, by 17 percent in the daytime and 12 percent in primetime.
Despite this week's encouraging ratings news, many MSNBC programs have become boring and predictable over the last few years. The network needs an infusion of new blood and star power. Most of their hosts are either too wonkish or have become cartoonish caricatures. Chris Hayes is knowledgeable, likeable, and informative, but boring. Chris Matthews is a good down to earth Philly guy with spot on opinions, but is hard to watch -- too rude, obnoxious, bombastic, in your face, and out of touch with 21st century culture. He needs to get over the mispronunciation of Dick Cheney's last name and stop living in the early 1960s. Al Sharpton is too predictable, mistake-prone, and is a better activist than a journalist or commentator. The network tends to beat the same stories to death, most notably the Chris Christie Bridgegate scandal last year. The talking points get old and predicable after awhile -- Bush is a moron, Cheney is evil, Republicans are cold-hearted racists, and Obama is wonderful and flawless. Most of the shows feature guests that share the same liberal view and don't have real debates with opposing viewpoints. It's basically four guests echoing each others' opinions. Even viewers who agree with the liberal opinions and liberal slant of the MSNBC hosts and programs get tired of the repetition and lack of variety.
Like MSNBC, Fox News is clearly not fair and balanced. It is just as predictable with conservative opinions and talking points, beating to death topics like Obamacare, Benghazi, the alleged IRS scandals, and Hillary Clinton scandals, and making Obama out to be an evil, anti-American, terrorist-loving anti-Christ. However, their hosts and shows generally are more entertaining, they deal with more interesting and varied controversies, and they have arguments with guests that they disagree with. They also have a more passionate and loyal conservative following, unlike MSNBC, which has to compete with CNN.
Among the shows on MSNBC worth keeping are Morning Joe with Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, which is one of the few MSNBC shows that have real debates, thorough news veteran Andrea Mitchell, and the insightful and sarcastic Rachel Maddow, who led all MSNBC shows with over 700,000 viewers in the second quarter, topping CNN's Anderson Cooper.
The network also needs to stop mailing it in on weekends and holidays. Enough of Lock Up and Caught on Camera. News continues to break 24 hours a day, even on weekends and holidays. They could move Chris Matthews, Chris Hayes, Al Sharpton, and Lawrence O'Donnell from their primetime slots to the weekends.
|by Larry Atkins||replies 48||13 hours ago|
Is this real? Just for attention? perhaps both? Johnny V and Joey D had been a couple for a while now (at least 2 years I think). Now they have added Luke Adams and are an official thruple.
|by Anonymous||replies 156||13 hours ago|
I have had iPhones for 6-7 years but am looking for suggestions for other cool smartphones.
I am especially interested whether other brands have iTunes or iTunes-like libraries. I use my phone as my MP3 player, so I want something similar.
|by Anonymous||replies 4||13 hours ago|
"Nobody thought that we would see him in the position he is in right now. He is certainly the front-runner with no signs of that fading."
Donald Trump’s run for President has been making headlines, but former political candidate and Apprentice star Clay Aiken says don’t count him out yet.
"Anybody who discounts him is shortsighted," said Aiken, who ran for a North Carolina congressional seat in 2014. "I don’t think anybody should discount him. Nobody thought that we would see him in the position he is in right now. He is certainly the front-runner with no signs of that fading." Aiken said that Trump’s entry into the Presidential race will give the real estate mogul a chance to shake things up politically.
"I think he has a really great opportunity even if he doesn’t win the Republican nomination to do something I think the country has needed for a long time, which is to try to break this stranglehold of the two-party system," he said. "I kind of hope he decides to stick with it and maybe give people another option outside of the Republicans and Democrats."
Back in March when Aiken was promoting his Esquire docu-series, The Runner Up, Aiken said Trump would be "another colorful cast member" in the Republican race for President.
"He tends to not like to do anything he is not going to be successful at -- sticking his neck out," Aiken added. "I like him as a person. He has been nice to me and supported me, but I think he's got maybe less of a chance than I did."
|by Anonymous||replies 25||13 hours ago|
|by Simon Halls Squirrel||replies 61||13 hours ago|
Which would be more surprising if Roger Federer was gay or Rafael Nadal.
|by Anonymous||replies 5||13 hours ago|
There have been threads dedicated to him in the past, but nothing in the NuDatalounge era.
With the upcoming release of Stonewall, it's another chance to talk about this rosy cheeked Adonis.
|by Anonymous||replies 2||13 hours ago|
I'm a newcomer to it. I'm so excited!!!
|by Anonymous||replies 69||13 hours ago|
We pay for these gym memberships not only for our health but to look good too!
Have y'all seen the clothing at Modells, Reebok, or Paragon, lately? That shit is hot! Straight boys as well as the gay boys are buying it too!
This thread is for showing men in HOT exercise gear! Post your pics! Comment on your likes! Rip apart your dislikes! What's too gay! Or, what's not gay enough!
Let's show pics of men in HOT exercise gear!!!
|by OP||replies 182||13 hours ago|
1939 movie magic.
Never understood this one. They're still finding items that MGM just dumped in the trash from their earliest films. Someone found painted glass used for the backgrounds of the Oz picture in a dumpster.
|by Anonymous||replies 13||13 hours ago|
They're like half the size of his head
|by Anonymous||replies 111||13 hours ago|
Drag Queens React to Straight Porn
|by Anonymous||replies 1||14 hours ago|
We talked about this quite a lot during S1 -- it's ridiculous but fun and has some hot guys so I'm so up for S2. Any predictions for the new season?
|by Anonymous||replies 65||14 hours ago|
Aug 04, 2015
The body of Christopher Hyndman, co-host of the afternoon talk show Steven and Chris on CBC-TV, was found in an alleyway in Toronto's east end Monday night, police confirm.
"It is with profound sadness that we share the news Christopher Hyndman died," said the public broadcaster in a memo distributed to staff Tuesday afternoon.
"We extend our deepest sympathies to Steven [Sabados], family, friends and colleagues; our thoughts are with them all."
Toronto police told CBC News on Tuesday that Hyndman, 49, was found without vital signs in an alleyway near the intersection of Queen Street and Broadview Avenue shortly after 11 p.m. ET Monday.
CBC arts reporter Eli Glasner said the scene was near the apartment where Hyndman lived with Sabados, his off-screen partner and television co-host.
Toronto police Const. Caroline de Kloet said Tuesday afternoon that "out of privacy the Toronto police will not discuss any matter unless there's a criminal element pertaining to a specific person."
Det. Terry Wray said earlier the investigation remains "completely open." He added that police would not comment further until completing interviews.
The Newfoundland-raised Hyndman joined the Sabados Group design company in 1992. The pair went on to notable success with several programs before appearing on CBC-TV, including the HGTV shows Chic with Steven and Chris, Design Rivals and Designer Guys.
The two were known for their chemistry and cheeky banter.
Hyndman often played the joker, while the more straitlaced Sabados played up his calm and pragmatic demeanour.
According to the pair's website, their various television programs have aired in more than 80 countries worldwide and their design work has been featured by Oprah Winfrey.
CBC is assessing how to proceed with its daytime programming.
"With today's news of the passing of Chris Hyndman, CBC has decided to adjust the afternoon scheduled programming of Steven and Chris and will determine next steps in the coming days," a network spokesperson said.
|by Anonymous||replies 2||14 hours ago|
[italic]I'm not blaming the victims, but millennials have no clue how violent the world is for gays and lesbians. PDA offends a lot of people, especially at an amusement park with lots of kids. [/italic]
Two women were arrested Wednesday after allegedly attacking and injuring a lesbian couple they observed kissing at Six Flags New England, according to Agawam Police.
Damarielys Mukhtar, 29, of Springfield and Nikia L. Butt, 27, of Holyoke were arraigned in Westfield District Court Thursday on charges of assault and battery and a civil rights violation with injury. Mukhtar faces an additional charge of assault with a dangerous weapon, court documents show.
The victims were 18 and 19 years old, respectively, and both attend Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island.
At around 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Agawam officers responded to reports of a fight between a few women on the bridge that connects Main Street and the Six Flags pick-up/drop-off area. As police arrived at the scene, they noticed that one woman had a small bloody cut on the bridge of her nose, which she said was a result of being hit during the altercation, reports said.
When police asked the victims what had happened, one woman said she and her girlfriend were on their way to to the tram station when they stopped on the bridge to talk and embrace. The victim said she was kissing her girlfriend when she saw a Hispanic women in white shorts stop and stare at them.
The victim asked if there was a problem, to which the woman, later identified as Mukhtar, allegedly replied, "No, I'm just waiting for my kid." She then said in a loud voice as the victim and her girlfriend began to walk away, "I wouldn't care about your gay asses anyway," police report.
The victim said that she and her girlfriend ignored the comment, and continued to walk away when Mukhtar began yelling graphic, homophobic slurs at the couple, reports said. At this point the victim turned around, asked the woman what her problem was, and "got into her face," court documents show. Mukhtar then allegedly began punching the victim in her face, knocked her to the ground and began kicking her and pulling her hair, police said.
While lying on the ground, the victim said she saw another woman -- later identified as Butt -- hit her girlfriend. The two women stopped hitting the victims and walked away once a crowd began to gather, police said.
The first victim said she stood up, looked around for the women and then heard her girlfriend say "they have a knife." The girlfriend said the knife was about 3 inches long and was "opened manually," documents show.
The suspects attempted to leave in a car that was parked in a private lot on Main Street when officers brought the victims to the lot to identify the women, police said. Both identified Butt and Mukhtar as the individuals who assaulted them.
Butt and Mukhtar were arrested at the scene and taken to the Agawam Police Department headquarters, reports said.
Mukhtar was released on $1,000 bail, according to court records. Butt is being held without right to bail at the Western Massachusetts Regional Women's Correctional Center in Chicopee for a case out of Holyoke District Court. Butt was arrested on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in March 2014, and is due back in court in September, records show.
Six Flags New England representatives weren't available for comment at the time of publication.
|by Anonymous||replies 49||14 hours ago|
AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Supreme Judicial Court ruled Tuesday that the National Organization for Marriage must disclose its donor list in connection with the group’s support of a people’s veto of Maine’s 2009 same-sex marriage law.
The National Organization for Marriage has already paid a record-breaking fine of $50,250 to the Maine Ethics Commission and registered as a ballot question committee but continues to resist revealing its national donor list. The organization had requested a stay on the release of that list while its case against the ethics commission is pending in the Law Court, but Tuesday’s decision essentially denies that request.
The conflict between the National Organization for Marriage and the ethics commission dates back to October 2009 when the commission launched an investigation of the group’s role in the campaign after a complaint from a California activist who argued that the National Organization for Marriage should have been required to register as a ballot question committee. Any group that spends more than $5,000 to influence a referendum in Maine is required to register as a ballot question committee and as such, must reveal the identities of its donors.
The National Organization for Marriage funnelled more than $2 million to a political action committee called Stand for Marriage Maine, which represented 64 percent of the PAC’s spending in the referendum, which resulted in the repeal of the same-sex marriage law enacted by the Legislature and Democratic Gov. John Baldacci. Same-sex marriage was reinstated in Maine in another referendum in 2012.
The National Organization for Marriage has argued that the Maine Ethics Commission misapplied the law that its donors from across the United States were supporting the organization’s general principles and not specifically the referendum in Maine. The organization also has argued that disclosing its donors would seriously hinder its ability to raise funds in the future.
In May 2014, Maine Ethics Commission Chairman Walter McKee said that the National Organization for Marriage has made a “mockery” of Maine’s campaign finance disclosure laws.
The organization has already paid the $50,250 fine and registered as a ballot question committee “under protest,” according to Maine Ethics Commission Executive Director Jonathan Wayne, but has so far not revealed its donors. Wayne said that list would be published on the commission’s website when it is received.
It was unclear whether the National Organization for Marriage has any additional legal options to avoid disclosure of the list.
|by Anonymous||replies 1||14 hours ago|
MERYL STREEP’s 35-year marriage to sculptor Don Gummer has always been one of Hollywood’s strongest – but sources say it’s been rocked in recent months by rumors of her long-ago cheating and her unyielding focus on her career.
|by Anonymous||replies 138||15 hours ago|
Kim Myers (A Nightmare On Elm Street Part 2)
Meryl was 16 when she gave birth to Kim. She got Kim some work in the 80s but I don't recall anything she's done recently.
Who was the daddy?
She looks (and speaks) more like Meryl than Mamie.
|by Anonymous||replies 36||15 hours ago|
Have you ever had someone give you a serious, sweet, romantic speech, like the one at 6:00 in this video, only to be possessed with an irresistible urge to burst out laughing?
|by Anonymous||replies 0||15 hours ago|
Pneumonia at 67 (I suspect she fudged that age a bit).
Rather than link to one of the many announcements I'll just post a picture of her glorious hair from her heyday.
|by Anonymous||replies 63||15 hours ago|
That's a seriously tall queen.
|by Anonymous||replies 2||15 hours ago|
Is Meryl going to try and wring another Oscar nomination out of yet another subpar film? This one looks like it could have been an 90's NBC movie of the week starring Kristy McNichol.
Poor dear will take ANYTHING for some camera time and ass kissing by the media, won't she?
|by Anonymous||replies 36||15 hours ago|
He's getting ready to bolt, isn't he?
|by Anonymous||replies 347||15 hours ago|
What are some stories about porn that you rarely hear about on the more mainstream blogs and websites?
|by Anonymous||replies 16||15 hours ago|
Glamour at its finest...
|by Alexander Skarsgard, auditioning for Hedwig||replies 7||16 hours ago|
My bet is on the New Madrid fault being set off now that old turtle neck Mitch McConnell has allowed more fracking in Kentucky.
|by Anonymous||replies 15||16 hours ago|
WWE Legend ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper Dies at 61
July 31, 2015 | 03:19PM PT, Marianne Zumberge, News Editor, Variety.com
WWE legend “Rowdy” Roddy Piper died after suffering a heart attack in his Hollywood home. He was 61.
Born Roderick George Toombs, Piper joined the WWE in 1984 after getting his start with the NWA in the late 1970s. He and Hulk Hogan met in landmark matchups including MTV’s “The War to Settle the Score” and the first WrestleMania, where Piper and “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff took on Hogan and Mr. T.
Piper’s agent Jay Schacter confirmed the news, first reported by TMZ, to Variety.
“Rod passed peacefully in his sleep last night,” Schacter said in an email. “I am shocked and beyond devastated.”
Piper had suffered a bout of Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2006 but was reportedly deemed cancer-free last November.
The wrestler had also made a foray into film acting, starring in John Carpenter’s sci-fi pic “They Live,”
“Devastated to hear the news of my friend Roddy Piper’s passing today. He was a great wrestler, a masterful entertainer and a good friend,” Carpenter wrote on Facebook.
Other WWE stars quickly shared their condolences on Twitter.
The wrestling icon was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005. He was named one of the WWE’s top 50 villains, as well.
Piper is survived by his wife, Kitty, and their four children.
|by Anonymous||replies 43||16 hours ago|
Saw this on Twitter once and it looked fun. To start;
Saturday the 14th
Children of the Cornflakes
The Texas Chainsaw Manufacturer
The Blair Warner Project
|by Anonymous||replies 165||17 hours ago|
Or, as we like to call it, "Jonathan Groff: The Sequel to The Sequel to The Sequel to The Sequel's Sequel."
|by Anonymous||replies 577||17 hours ago|
Anyone check out her debut on this preposterous-yet-enjoyable series tonight? She looks EXACTLY like Mamma Meryl looked in Manhattan and Kramer Vs. Kramer. And she looks way more like her than Mamie. She sounds like her, too. Is she still together with Billy "Heartbreaker" Crudup?
|by Anonymous||replies 6||17 hours ago|
One of the funniest character actresses of all time. And the very best thing about Designing Women.
|by B. Clifton||replies 8||17 hours ago|
We tend to group together Chinese people, Thai, Japanese, Vietnamese, etc. Do Asians resent that? And do those people have animosity toward other Asians? Does Buddhism help them be more chill towards one another? Since WW2, I don't think Asians countries have attacked each other, have they?
|by Anonymous||replies 27||17 hours ago|
It has its moments. Amy Schumer can be funny but her hair often looks like shit and she's got these little piggy eyes-in other words she's not photogenic at all, at least not for a big screen romcom. Bill Hader is really adorable, though, he's the best thing in it. Tilda Swinton plays a magazine editor with a 1970s hairdo and a chav accent. Ezra Miller is amusing and sexy as a young intern at the magazine. And there is a sex scene with a naked John Cena showing off his muscle butt and hot feets. I have a feeling that scene alone will be jerk-off material for years. It's fitfully funny but I don't think it will be a hit. Amy Schumer is not untalented and she has some good moments but it's hard to tell if this will actually be a hit.
|by Lynn Stairmaster||replies 29||17 hours ago|
A friend called her exquisite and beautiful. I think she epitomizes plainness. GG's hair is her salvation.
Whom do you agree with?
|by Anonymous||replies 58||17 hours ago|
The Bloomsbury set and all their shenanigans.
|by Anonymous||replies 7||17 hours ago|
Predict the next couple to break up or divorce!
|by Anonymous||replies 21||17 hours ago|
Ads started popping up for the first time yesterday. Every one of them is for a local business within 25 miles ofthe shithole town in which I'm currently stranded!
So far, I can charter a bus, buy and shoot concealed guns, and purchase like-wood blinds.
DL, you know me so well!
|by Anonymous||replies 10||17 hours ago|
I want to know what's the deal with relationship.
|by Anonymous||replies 21||17 hours ago|
He was all over TV, He had a successful home furnishing deal with Target, a cool clothing store in Soho. Haven;t heard anything in years, anyone have the scoop?
|by Anonymous||replies 7||17 hours ago|
I've got a tight end for him.
|by Anonymous||replies 82||17 hours ago|
Warner Brothers has put the opening credit sequence online
I AM IN RETRO NIRVANA
I have watched it 10 times in a row already.
|by Anonymous||replies 21||17 hours ago|
Whore. Now trees are being cut down because of this vapid cunt. Oh, and she wants $20 for it.
|by Anonymous||replies 53||18 hours ago|
Maya Hawke Ava Phillippe Gabriel Day-Lewis Lily-Rose Depp Apple Martin Rafferty Law Dylan Brosnan
|by Anonymous||replies 2||18 hours ago|
Did David Burtka leave his Broadway show just because he was bored or maybe because he wasn't getting any recognition? It sure wasn't for vocal rest.
|by Tyne D.||replies 0||18 hours ago|
So the owner of the Philadelphia 76ers is "dating" a D-list actor? And buying him lavish gaudy gifts?
|by Anonymous||replies 283||18 hours ago|
Prince's first official "protegee/girlfriend". Was supposed to be in "Purple Rain", but jumped ship for a lucrative Motown recording contract and starring role in "The Last Dragon" and many subsequent B-films. Very alluring in her day, but drugs took their toll on her health (during her time as Nikki Sixx's girlfriend, she and Nikki would reportedly get wasted together). She has since become a minister, and has turned her back on her former stage persona and life. She's also written an autobio called "Blame it on Vanity".
|by Anonymous||replies 402||18 hours ago|
So now that Greece is down for the count. How long before Greece is the second Weimar Republic and anything and everything I want is on-sale for pennies on the drachma? I want a swarthy, fucking hairy greek man to call my bitch for about $15 US.
|by Anonymous||replies 36||18 hours ago|
It's a reboot and looks funny as fuck in the trailer. Ed Helms, Christina Applegate and Chris Hemsworth.
I choose to believe the appendage Chris Hemsworth's boxer briefs are 100% him.
|by Anonymous||replies 30||18 hours ago|
|by Anonymous||replies 57||18 hours ago|
Do you think actors like Brad Pitt, Tom Hardy and Tom Cruise gave blowjobs, or bent over for a role in a movie? I get the fact that it's hard to make it in the industry, and that most are pretty desperate, but what a depressing choice they have to make. However, I could totally see it happening. And it would not surprise us one bit if Tom actually gave head to get ahead.
|by Anonymous||replies 38||18 hours ago|
Andrew Dice Clay
I could never see what people enjoyed about these three.
|by Anonymous||replies 173||18 hours ago|
What do we think? And not about the music...
|by Anonymous||replies 6||18 hours ago|
I was recently surprised to read on DL a poster say that John Ford was gay and very deeply closeted. Was he so closeted that he became a celibate or did he have sexual/romantic relationships with men that we know about? I've never heard about any flings myself, though beyond the films I don't know much about him (and I don't know too much about the films, either).
He was certainly a queer cove: I know he was left-wing but most of his regular stars seem to have been right-wing loons (Ward Bond, John Wayne, Walter Brennan). Also, does his homosexuality come through anywhere in his films? I always felt Howard Hawks had more of a queer sensibility.
|by Anonymous||replies 19||19 hours ago|
He is delicious.
|by Anonymous||replies 2||19 hours ago|
I'm a first time cellphone buyer(sad I know)and I was wondering if anyone could tell me the pros/cons of contract vs pay as you go phones.
|by Anonymous||replies 9||19 hours ago|
Mine is Leo Sweetwood. Love that sassy bitch.
|by Anonymous||replies 11||19 hours ago|
DL could be right again
|by Anonymous||replies 8||19 hours ago|
I work for an appliance store and we still get people every day asking for Westinghouse wash machines, even though they have't made any for over 20 years. Even young couples. Why would a company let such a popular name brand go to waste like that?
|by Anonymous||replies 9||19 hours ago|
Okay, what's so wrong with her that she needs this? She just doesn't want to grow up and take charge of her own life.
|by Anonymous||replies 22||19 hours ago|
Definitely an original.
|by Anonymous||replies 1||19 hours ago|
In the past, when I searched google image, I would get a page full of images. If I tapped one of the images only once, three dots would appear. One dot meant "show full screen image," another meant "go to the web page which contains this image" and I forget what the third dot meant.
If I clicked on "image," I would get a full screen if the image and there would be a url above it. Copy the URL and paste it to create a link.
But now the dots are gone. And I can't get to the web page containing the image by double clicking on the image, like I used to do.
|by Anonymous||replies 5||19 hours ago|
I'm looking for some slow, sexy, sultry jazz. Something with a vibe kind of like the early Sade albums, but not necessarily with vocals. I just don't want to veer too far into "smooth jazz" elevator muzak, if you know what I mean. Movie soundtracks are fine (some of the Blade Runner OST kind of has the feel I'm looking for, as an example).
|by Anonymous||replies 27||19 hours ago|
[quote]British and Irish actors are taking a disproportionate number of leading roles in US film and TV - raising concerns among some in Hollywood.
Sunday 5 July 2015
The invasion of British and Irish leading men in Hollywood has now gone beyond a joke for many in the American entertainment industry. First noticed some time in 2011, the trend was initially dismissed as a novelty: an interesting phase that would pass, rather than as a threat. But this summer actors and directors are calling for action to mobilise American drama teachers and schools to counter it.
In Britain, of course, the same trend is greeted gleefully as another chance to cry out, “the Brits are coming!” One by one, each wave of the invasion has been characterised and cheered off at the dock.
First, a group of talented black stars, including David Harewood, of Homeland, and Idris Elba, of The Wire, felt they had a better chance of good roles and good pay in Los Angeles. Then, a slew of superhero signings was spotted; the British-raised Andrew Garfield was cast as Spider-Man, Welshman Christian Bale as Batman, and the Stowe-educated Henry Cavill as Superman.
Next, came a third onslaught of what might have sounded like the posher, officer class; the old Etonians: Hugh Laurie, in House, Dominic West, in The Wire, Damian Lewis, in Homeland, and Tom Hiddleston as Loki in the Marvel comic book films – except, of course, these well-heeled English actors’ tough American accents and stateside machismo were faultless when required.
Then, the Welsh infantry arrived, with prominent television roles going to Michael Sheen in Masters of Sex and Matthew Rhys in The Americans. Four years on, it turns out that this was not a shortlived fad. Britain is still sending regular reinforcements across the Atlantic, from the new Spider-Man signing (Tom Holland from Surrey), to the actors who have recently snatched real-life national archetypes like Abraham Lincoln (Daniel Day-Lewis), Ernest Hemingway (Clive Owen) and Martin Luther King (David Oyelowo) from the grasp of American stars.
And that is to say nothing of the upcoming movies in which Irishman Michael Fassbender will play tech-guru Steve Jobs, Hiddleston will play country singer Hank Williams and Bedfordshire’s Ben Whishaw will play Herman Melville, author of America’s most revered novel, Moby-Dick.
A serious backlash has started in America, with film-making heavyweights such as the actor and producer Michael Douglas and the director Spike Lee calling for an urgent rethink in the industry. Both have asked why their country is failing to producing male stars with heft enough to tackle more of the major roles.
Is acting no longer considered a manly profession, some have wondered. Douglas has spoken of a “little crisis going on among our young actors at this point”.
Lee put it down to the skills that British actors learn. Their training, he said, “is very proper, whereas some of these other brothers and sisters, you know, they come in here, and they don’t got that training”.
The resistance movement has been growing since January when Richard Hicks, president of the Casting Society of America, pointed out that a search for new faces had become an epidemic. “I went to see a movie,” he told Entertainment Weekly “and four casting directors were sitting around talking about, ‘What’s up with all the Brits and Australian actors snagging all the leads?’”
Hicks and his colleagues put the problem down to a failure to train American actors in character work. It is by building up a portfolio of cameo roles that a talent can develop, he argued. In answer to the dearth of substantial male talent, his fellow casting directors cast their net wider, giving serious roles to actors who had picked up technique in comic roles. So Steve Carrell was cast in Foxcatcher, Adam Sandler in Punch Drunk Love and Funny People, Ben Stiller in While We’re Young and now Vince Vaughn stars in the bleak second season of the hit television series True Detective.
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|by Anonymous||replies 571||19 hours ago|
Surprisingly a search here came up empty for a thread devoted to THE porn star of the era, Armond Rizzo.
I think he is the cutest, most sexy man in porn today. Though he has bottomed and/or been fisted by virtually everyone working in gay porn during the last few years, he still radiates a youthful sweetness and innocence - even after a bareback orgy. Now that's talent!
I would love to no more about him. So does anyone here know him? (Though he is one of those guys you cannot be sure about, I am fairly certain he is gay and not straight and gay for pay, or bi-sexual!)
|by Anonymous||replies 126||20 hours ago|
Suck my dick.
|by Rachel to DLhaters||replies 2||20 hours ago|
He seems to run through men like water.
Is he such a fascinating guy or is it his fame?
|by Anonymous||replies 27||20 hours ago|
I have not been to Montreal in many years. Aside from the gay village and strip clubs what else is not to be missed?
|by Anonymous||replies 1||21 hours ago|
Have you or know anyone who has?
|by Anonymous||replies 31||21 hours ago|
Well? Because many of us think you are sophisticated. And we still use your queen on our currency.
|by Anonymous||replies 10||a day ago|
It's just cruel to lock up animals in cages for their entire lives.
|by Anonymous||replies 48||a day ago|
That's how it's done kids.
Now on to number 20.
|by M||replies 31||a day ago|
I am furious with my partner.
I am going to confront him tonight and I don't want to become a raving nut about this situation. How should I keep my cool?
Dinner with someone from work should not last until 1am in my opinion, which is what happened so he said, last night.
I think I am being played.
|by Anonymous||replies 395||a day ago|
[quote]It sounds almost unimaginable, but it isn’t the script of a new Hollywood movie: the Pentagon has literally forced movie producers to turn villains into heroes, add U.S. Military rescues, as well as changing scenes that they deem “sensitive.” Producers and directors say they are literally being forced to re-write scripts. If the United States Department of Defense deems their content inappropriate, the changes are strongly “suggested.”
[quote]The relevant files about this military involvement in Hollywood, from the California-based Department of Defense Entertainment Liaison Office were released after a Freedom of Information Act request by Bath University’s Dr Matthew Alford, whose research focuses on the relationship between entertainment, political power, and propaganda in the United States.
|by Anonymous||replies 7||a day ago|
'An eyewitness to their July 16, date at the Chateau Marmont told the tabloid that Keanu and Jamie looked every bit the loving couple on their night out: "They're definitely smitten. "The fact the Jamie's transgender doesn't mean a thing. "Keanu likes her and respects her no matter what." "Jamie was acting all giddy on the way out of the restaurant when Keanu wrapped his arm around her lower back...and he went in for a kiss."
Apparently miss Lana Wachowski played a little matchmaker between her friends. Where's the second season renewal of Sense8, though? Such a good show, it would be a pity to have it not renewed.
|by Anonymous||replies 90||a day ago|
Pure balls. That family of phony values. Jeez Louise !!
|by Anonymous||replies 48||a day ago|
Dore Alley, Folsom Street Fair, Southern Decadence and similar events
Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
|by Anonymous||replies 119||a day ago|
I am spending 4 days in Manhattan the first week in August on the upper west side at a friend's apartment who will be gone on vacation that week. I am bringing my nephew/godson with me who is 15 year old and who has been to New York a few times but has never spent any amount of time there.
I am looking for suggestions about what to do with him. He likes comic books (Marvel in particular), computers, theater, and mentioned that he would like to see the Intrepid. We will be staying at my friend's brownstone on 90th and Riverside Drive. We are driving in and will have my car if we need it. One place we do plan on going to also is the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Store in Park Slope.
We will probably eat breakfast and dinner at the apartment but I would like to also take him to a teenager/cool restaurant for lunches while we are out and about. Any good suggestions for a fun restaurant?
And yes, he REALLY is my nephew for all you nephew trolls.
|by middle aged and clueless||replies 51||a day ago|
We take for granted that must celebrities are liberal now. Before the seventies major stars were Republican like Bob Hope and John Wayne. I once read that because Bette Davis desegregated the Hollywood Canteen her career suffered. I am sure all those called before the committee were liberals.
|by Anonymous||replies 68||a day ago|
Friends of mine in government, in law offices, or in doctors offices often have a work/personal email that comes with a disclaimer. "This communication is confidential," etc, and is intended only for the recipient. It's a bit of legalese, but it's necessary, especially for people who work in law or medicine, who have to comply with some pretty strict confidentiality laws and agreements.
If you have any job or work which requires some kind of legally or professionally-mandated confidentiality, whether it's Doctor-Patient or Attourney-Client, you should not use Windows 10, even on your home machine.
That's because by installing Windows 10, you're agreeing to an End User License Agreement which gives Microsoft permission to read your emails, record your location and activities, log your browsing history and what programs and applications you run, and share these with "trusted" sources. You're also agreeing that Microsoft can turn over the content of those emails along with data about you mined from your computer, to any trusted partner, or to any law enforcement agency based on a "good faith" determination by Microsoft that the content is needed by that agency.
There is no way for an ordinary user to disable these settings. Unless you're familiar with group policy settings, using an elevated command prompt, and editing the computer's registry, there is simply no way to disable Microsoft's data mining system. If you don't have a "Pro" version, you won't even have access to gpedit, and so there will no way for you to fully disable the pre-installed spyware.
More at link.
|by Anonymous||replies 25||Yesterday at 5:30 AM|
Who is faking it and who is not just doing it for publicity?
|by Anonymous||replies 3||Yesterday at 5:24 AM|
This is pretty close to perfection.
|by Anonymous||replies 14||Yesterday at 5:18 AM|
This new amazon show called 'The Man in the High Castle' explores what would have happened if the Allies had lost World War II. It's based on a Philip K. Dick novel from 1962.
The hour-long drama stars Alexa Davalos (Mob City), Luke Kleintank (Pretty Little Liars), Rupert Evans (The Village), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Mortal Kombat Legacy), and Rufus Sewell (Eleventh Hour). Ridley Scott is Executive Producer.
It streams on Amazon prime this Fall.
|by looks pretty cool||replies 3||Yesterday at 3:49 AM|
In a recent edition of KCRW’s The Treatment, host Elvis Mitchell—many people, including Elvis himself, may not be aware that he and I dug coal together back in Harlan County before hearing the siren call of “motion picture shows”—interviewed screenwriter and director Mark Christopher about the restoration of his film 54, which was originally released as a chopped salad in 1998. Their conversation revved the motor of my “Action Jackson” mode and into pursuit I went to apprehend and view the Director’s Cut before I got distracted and my mind wandered off somewhere.
As a disco cineaste, I could not but be impelled to seek out the restoration and resuscitation of a film whose subject retains such fascination and received such rotten treatment at the time. Released in mutilated condition—Miramax reportedly lopped 40 minutes from the original version and ordered extensive reshoots to soften the boy-toy opportunism of its protagonist—and massacred by critics (“Decadence has rarely looked so pathetic, lethargic and dispiriting,” Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, “Flat, logy, and amateurish” Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly)—54 offered a fictionalized inside tour of Studio 54 in its fall-of-the-Roman Empire phase with Mike Myers portraying the club’s real-life co-owner and impresario Steve Rubell.
Myers was then riding high from the Austin Powers and Wayne’s World movies but his caricatured appearance and corkscrew performance here—his fake nose, which at some angle look like a bad putty job, his rodenty smile, which seems like a dry run for Ratatouille—was distractingly eccentric, like a Peter Sellers bit that didn’t quite sync. He wasn’t considered the chief liability, as I recall. Although sugar-plum’d with a cast that would go on to even better things, its star, Ryan Phillippe—playing the ‘young, dumb, and full of come’ bus boy turned angel Apollo of the disco bacchanal—supplied a soft caramel center, falling far short of John Travolta’s electric boogaloo breakthrough in Saturday Night Fever. His sculptured torso isn’t enough to explain his disproportionate wow effect on the succubi and incubi he meets. His Shane doesn’t boast Travolta’s looking-sharp swagger or avid gleam, and his reputed sack prowess must be taken on faith, since based on what we see he moves like vanilla sludge when he goes horizontal. (He seems more trade than stud.) No crafty young blade from the provinces out of Balzac bent on scaling the social heights with his wit and wiles, Shane is a dumb-bell dreamboat who gets caught up in an eddy, so untutored that when he’s called a “gorgeous troglodyte” at a swank dinner party presided over by Lauren Hutton, he takes it as compliment, thinking the word something to do with diamonds. When his date explains to him that he’s actually just been called a caveman (“Which makes me a cavewoman!” she deduces), he upset and ready to throw in the loin cloth. Why do socialites gotta be so mean?
So the movie stunk and sunk, and wasn’t a grandiose debacle to acquire a storied legend a la Heaven’s Gate. But bootleg versions of a more homoerotically explicit version circulated for years and 54 acquired a cult aura of being something a disco Cabaret, a linkage strengthened by the presence of Michael York in the cast whose luminaries include Cindy Crawford, Heidi Klum, Sheryl Crow, Art Garfunkle, Valerie Perrine, the designer Fiorucci, porn star Ron Jeremy,and actors’ impersonations of Andy Warhol, Halston, and Truman Capote, who is toasted, “In honor of your fantastic new facelift . . . ” Throw in a scene set at Elaine’s and you have the perfect Seventies coke-era time capsule. Christopher persisted until finally persuading Miramax to let him put Humpty-Dumpty back together again—listen to The Treatment for a fuller account or read Peter Debruge’s story in Variety—and 54 redux premiered at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year. It’s available for viewing now on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon Prime, which is where I rented it.
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|by Ryan Phillippe||replies 1||Yesterday at 2:54 AM|
After being dumped by CHARLIZE THERON, volatile and violent SEAN PENN is gearing up for round two with ex-wife Madonna – after her 14-year-old son, Rocco, played Cupid!
The guys bonded when Rocco accompanied Sean, 54, on a 2013 humanitarian trip to Haiti, and the boy considers him a second dad, sources said.
“Within a day of the breakup, Rocco was calling Sean, begging him to ask his mom out,” an insider revealed. “Sean’s always loved Madonna. He thinks she’s the only woman strong enough to handle him. They’re planning a vacation together with Rocco before her tour begins in September.”
The Material Girl, 56, dated a string of boytoys after splitting from Rocco’s dad, British director Guy Ritchie.
“Monster” star Charlize dated Sean for nearly two years before their sudden split in June.
Madonna has called Sean – her husband from 1985 to 1989 – the love of her life, and sources said Rocco feels Sean is better suited to her.
Maybe he’s unaware of reports of Sean’s legendary outbursts that include hitting Madonna in the head with a baseball bat in 1987, and tying her up and holding her hostage for nine hours in 1988!
The source added: “Not everyone in Madonna’s camp thinks reconciliation with Sean is a good idea. Her daughter, Lourdes, is wary of his violent past and out-of-control temper.”
|by Anonymous||replies 17||Yesterday at 2:46 AM|
I have been reading and hearing this story over and over again, and I'm surprised that no one is asking what Beau Biden meant when he said this:
"The New York Times reported on Saturday, in a story that included the detail of Biden's conversation with his son.
"Beau was losing his nouns and the right side of his face was partially paralyzed. But he had a mission: He tried to make his father promise to run, arguing that the White House should not revert to the Clintons and that the country would be better off with Biden values," Times columnist Maureen Dowd wrote."
This is probably the worst criticism of the Clintons, that I've ever seen in print.
Why? Because it's not coming from the right-wing, or Fox noise, or any of the usual suspects.
It's coming from pretty much universally beloved and stand-up guy, Beau Biden. And he's not just your average Clinton watcher. He was the Vice-President's son, who probably had first hand knowledge and interactions with the Clintons. Not only that, but I'm sure that Joe Biden probably shared/shares all of the dirty details of Washington politics with Jill and the rest of the family, so he had information that most other people would never had known about the Clintons.
So when you have this man, Beau Biden, basically saying that Joe MUST run for President based on HIS family's values, rather than the Clintons' values, the implication is that there is something seriously wrong with the Clinton family, and how they would run the country.
He was begging his father on his death bed, to thwart Hillary Clinton's Presidential ambition.
If this is not the most scathing indictment of her, then I don't know what is.
|by think about it||replies 5||Yesterday at 2:38 AM|
Terry O’Quinn is returning to ABC.
The former Lost and 666 Park Ave. star is coming aboard the second season of Secrets and Lies.
O’Quinn has been cast as John Warner, a “charming and lovable finance magnate and the adoring father of three children. He built his Charlotte private equity firm on a model of honesty and morality and has achieved great success. Now, ready to retire, he’s passing the reins on to his heir apparent and eldest son, Eric (Michael Ealy, who’s also joining the show for season 2). However, when the party celebrating Eric’s promotion results in the murder of his wife Kate, John’s plans are abruptly put on hold, as he attempts to lead his family and his company through this shocking tragedy.” O’Quinn and the previously announced Ealy are coming on board after first season star Ryan Phillippe announced he’s leaving the series.
|by Anonymous||replies 0||Yesterday at 2:35 AM|
"I will not pretend there is nothing we can do to stop this."
|by Anonymous||replies 48||Yesterday at 2:10 AM|
The Telegraph wants you to know that Ted was Britain's 'bachelor Prime Minister', who may have been "a secret homosexual". Or "did darker passions lurk behind the wall of silence?" Transaltion: Was he just a profiteer, or was he even worse, a poof with a taste for young boys?)
I've read Barbara Cartland novels that were less breathless.
"The bachelor prime minister flatly refused to discuss his private life, his only confessed passions music and his beloved yacht, Morning Cloud. Even those closest to him could not say for certain where his interests lay.
Now, a decade after his death, the former prime minister’s sexual leanings have once again become subject to public attention. Only this time, with an inquiry into claims of a cover-up over allegations he was to be accused of paedophilia, some answers must finally be provided to the many questions surrounding the mystery that was “Ted” Heath.
Another Cottage dweller, it seems:
"Brian Coleman, a Conservative member of the London Assembly, would go on to state – without providing evidence – that, during an MI5 vetting in 1955 prior to being granted ministerial office, Sir Edward was warned to stop cruising for sex in public lavatories."
Well, Hello Sailor:
"There was one lasting repercussion however as the satirical magazine Private Eye began referring to him as “Sailor Ted,” a pun on his love of yachting and perceived homosexuality: sailor in some circles was a term for a gay man."
Maggie has her suspicions:
"Lady Thatcher certainly thought that her predecessor was gay. In his biography, Charles Moore offers as evidence a note written in 1976 by Bill Deedes, at the time editor of this newspaper: “M. seems convinced TH is a homosexual. (Women have more accurate instincts than we.) I said charitably: ‘an instinct sublimated in boats’.”
|by Anonymous||replies 0||Yesterday at 2:08 AM|
More than half the new driver's licenses issued in California during the first six months of the year have gone to immigrants in the country illegally, the state Department of Motor Vehicles reported Friday.
Immigrants received 397,000 of the 759,000 original driver's licenses issued in California since the January beginning of a new law aimed at providing licenses to those not legally in the country but who can document their identity and California residency.
“The latest numbers reflect the continued successful implementation of AB 60,” said DMV Director Jean Shiomoto. “The DMV was determined to develop a process that would not only meet the stringent requirements of this new law, but also the unique needs of our newly expanded customer base.”
|by Anonymous||replies 50||Yesterday at 2:08 AM|
It's been years since I tried marijuana. Last month a friend of mine had some pot brownies and I asked for a small piece for whatever reason. It sat in my fridge for a while and last night I tried it before bed, hoping it might help me sleep.
Holy shit, but it did the opposite. After an hour I was anxious and definitely sleepless. Then mild hallucinations began, one after another, a few seconds apart, like a slideshow. At one point I wanted to get up and get water, but the bedroom floor seemed like a vast crevasse I couldn't cross.
Today I feel like complete shit, but I'm not sure how much of it is sleeplessness and how much is the residual effect. I had plans but don't even trust myself to drive to the grocery store. I'm fuzzy but OK when I lay down but when I try to walk, it all comes back.
It's been 18 hours. Any thoughts, pothead friends?
|by Sticking to Scotch from now on||replies 20||Yesterday at 2:01 AM|
If he was sitting across from you on a subway, and he was looking at you like this, how would you respond?
|by Anonymous||replies 19||Yesterday at 1:46 AM|
Massive floods, forest fires, landslides, sinkholes, earthquakes, hurricanes, extreme temperatures, snowstorms, and droughts.
I mean you can't do much about them.
|by Anonymous||replies 5||Yesterday at 1:45 AM|
Rolling Stone profiles 25 year old gay man Ben Schlappig who spends most days of the week flying across the world, just for the sake of flying, living on board first class flights, in luxury hotels and in airport lounges. A strange obsession and the portrait of a... sociopath? Perhaps not, but this guy's gotta be somewhere on the autism spectrum, right?
|by Anonymous||replies 109||Yesterday at 1:45 AM|
The new DL needs a Plane Crash Thread
|by Anonymous||replies 139||Yesterday at 1:37 AM|
I've never read any of the threads on Jeremy Renner, Cheyenne Jackson, the Colton person, those Twilight fuckwits...I went to one of those Gale Harrold threads once and I was truly frightened by the psychotic discussion of some D List actor. All those threads get huge--is it because they show up in Google and non DL regulars are drawn here?
Maybe I'm missing something good, since it took me a long time to see what "Michfest" was about, and I am now sad that there was a time in my life when I didn't know about "nut loaf" on "The Land".
Are there any popular DL topics you avoid, or just don't "get"?
|by Anonymous||replies 76||Yesterday at 1:34 AM|
|by Anonymous||replies 11||Yesterday at 1:31 AM|
I wish y'all have a good sleep :).
|by Anonymous||replies 3||Yesterday at 1:04 AM|
I heard she was hell on wheels but I had no idea!
|by Nurse Katie||replies 112||Yesterday at 12:52 AM|
Whether it be by gays or straights, men or women. This type of objectification as sex objects is opposed to being appreciated for their professional skills.
Is there a difference between the way men's and women's bodies are objectified?
|by Anonymous||replies 27||Yesterday at 12:40 AM|
Social Justice Warriors are at it again.
|by Anonymous||replies 12||Yesterday at 12:38 AM|
Although the city needs jobs desperately, what company would want to move there now after seeing what happened last April ?
|by Anonymous||replies 1||Yesterday at 12:36 AM|
This guy is tremendous; he made my night. There are 3 videos total. Who says you can't have fun by yourself on a lonely Friday night. "Liza, sit down." Ha, ha.
|by Anonymous||replies 18||Yesterday at 12:33 AM|
Gets New Head Writing Team
|by Anonymous||replies 6||Yesterday at 12:32 AM|
At 225 Million dollar, this is one of the most expensive celebrity divorces Stay Strong Julia. Your billions of fans are with you in these tough times.
Anyway Hollywood reporter story :
Can any marriage survive in Hollywood? After seeing Ben Affleck, 42, and Jennifer Garner, 43, end their decade-long relationship, are Julia Roberts, 47, and her husband, Danny Moder, 46, next? After more than a dozen years as man and wife, the Pretty Woman actress and her hubby are reportedly close to breaking up. So sad.
Julia and Danny fell in love while they were working together on 2001’s The Mexican, as Danny was a cameraman and Julia was the film’s star. Now, Danny allegedly wants out of his marriage to Julia, according to a report in the Aug. 10 issue of OK! magazine. How heartbreaking! This Notting Hill romance is reportedly headed to a very unhappy ending.
“Danny just doesn’t feel like they have a true partnership,” a source told OK. Though their marriage started out strong, the relationship has reportedly “been [Julia’s] way or the highway.” On top of this, Julia is reportedly “very emotional” and she can go from “screaming one minute and then apologizing the next.” Also, she “goes off on rant after rant, pointing the finger at Danny at ever opportunity.” Yikes. After 13 years of this, Danny has “had enough!”
Even though it’s Danny who wants to bail on the marriage, Julia might end up having to fork over a good chunk of her $225 million dollar fortune! The couple has reportedly put two of their homes on the market, a six-bedroom compound in Hawaii and a West Village pad, possibly in preparation of a settlement! In addition to that, the couple will have to work out a custody arrangement for their three children: Hazel Patricia, Phinnaeus Walter and Henry. Bummer!
|by Anonymous||replies 177||Yesterday at 12:26 AM|
"He is best known for his role as Logan Watson in the original Disney Channel sitcom I Didn't Do It."
|by Anonymous||replies 6||Yesterday at 12:22 AM|
Do you know anyone participating, organizing or attending?
|by Tom Daley||replies 39||Yesterday at 12:20 AM|
|by Anonymous||replies 45||Yesterday at 12:16 AM|
The men's 4x100 relay team came in a shocking 11th place.
Time for that old mary Anthony Ervin to hang it up.
|by Anonymous||replies 10||Yesterday at 12:13 AM|
My cousin Eddie is never fazed by anything.
He gets in trouble for something at work that he didn't do, he doesn't care. Neighbor's dog shits on his lawn, he doesn't care. Kids kick a soccer ball at his window, he doesn't care. Neighbor parks his car on the street and Edie can't get into his own driveway, he doesn't care.
He tells me there's no use getting angry about things that have already happened. To me it feels like he's being a doormat.
But at the same time I envy Eddie's bliss because he just doesn't give a shit. And because he doesn't give a shit, he's pretty much always happy.
How do I achieve this blissful lack of concern with the world around me?
|by Anonymous||replies 9||Yesterday at 12:10 AM|
In a summer movie season filled with super-awkward interviews, this one might take the grand prize. While promoting Fantastic Four, stars Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, and Jamie Bell sat down for a radio Q&A with the hosts of Atlanta’s Rock 100.5 Morning Show, Steven J. Rickman and Jason Bailey. Behind-the-scenes footage of the interview was posted, then removed, by the radio station, but has since leaked onto YouTube. Watch a video about the cringefest above.
Co-host Bailey begins the interview with what he called “the obvious question” — how is it that Jordan and Mara are playing siblings Sue and Johnny Storm? “You’re white and you’re black,” Bailey helpfully points out. In fact, if they’d been listening, the radio jocks would have heard Mara answer the question before they even finished asking it. (“Sue Storm was adopted,” she tells them, only to have Bailey snap back, “Don’t ruin my question.”) Jordan, who has been asked this question a lot on the press tour and is clearly tired of answering it, diplomatically replies, “They could be raised as brother and sister. There’s a whole bunch of different family dynamics that could be without the obvious adoption.”
But things don’t get really awkward until Rickman starts talking about Mara’s hair. “You’re way, way hot,” says Rickman. “Why’d you cut the hair? Your hair was beautiful.”
“This is a great interview,” Mara mutters, before revealing that she chopped it for a new movie. “I’m an actress. I have to be a chameleon,” she explains patiently.
Rickman continues to harp on Mara’s hair, prompting his co-host to ask, “Is that weirding you out that he’s doing that?” And then Rickman puts the icing on the cake, telling Mara, “I’m a toe guy. Your toes are fine.” Mercifully, that’s when a publicist cuts off the interview.
On their radio show this morning, Bailey and Rickman defended their interview, complaining that they have been mischaracterized by the press. “This show’s M.O. is not out to be the ‘shock jock’… That’s just not how we are,” said Bailey. According to the hosts, questioning Jordan about his character’s race was not a racially motivated question. “For some reason, Michael B. Jordan… is very sensitive about that. Who knows why?” said Bailey. (We’re guessing it’s all the hate mail he got when his casting was announced? Here’s an essay the actor wrote for EW about it.)
As for complimenting Mara on her feet, Rickman doesn’t think he crossed a line. “Her feet were right there in front of me. She wants me to notice. Why else get a pedicure? Why cut your toenails?” he asked.
Bailey concurred, saying of the backlash, “I think I just don’t understand.”
|by those reporters have no class||replies 0||Yesterday at 12:08 AM|
The former involves Henry Cavill's trainer, the latter [C]olto[n] Haynes.
|by Durrell Wildlife Conservation||replies 7||Yesterday at 12:04 AM|
The doctors animal shelter apparently tried everything to get it to stop, but they couldn't. They even tried steroids.
|by Anonymous||replies 0||Yesterday at 12:04 AM|
This occurred in Shanghai. OMG ! Scary that such a thing could happen from something that many use on a daily basis.
|by Anonymous||replies 5||Yesterday at 12:02 AM|
I saw that in the comments to a YouTube video. What does that mean and to whom does it apply?
|by Anonymous||replies 22||Last Monday at 11:55 PM|
This guy is so handsome, but I don't know much about him.
Based on both of their Instagram accounts, he seems to spend a lot of time with his fitness trainer Drew Logan.
This clip of Cosnett doing squats is from Logan's Instagram.. and is permanently etched in my mind.
|by A New Fan||replies 51||Last Monday at 11:52 PM|
|by Anonymous||replies 2||Last Monday at 11:50 PM|
Sounds kinda fun.
|by Anonymous||replies 16||Last Monday at 11:49 PM|
Particularly if their enhanced by photoshop, as evidenced by the latest issue.
And to think, this is being spearheaded by a descendant of America's premier muckraker William Hearst.
"Several major retailers have agreed to censor the US version of popular women's magazine Cosmopolitan behind blinders, after facing pressure from a campaign led by the granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst, the man who founded the company that owns the publication.
Victoria Hearst, 58, the born-again Christian granddaughter of the Hearst Corporation founder, began a campaign in April, called Cosmo Harms Minors, which is aimed at forcing all retailers to censor the publication, and stop selling it to children under the age of 18.
Along with the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCSE), a group which 'opposes pornography by highlighting the links to sex trafficking, violence against women, child abuse and addiction', the group has scored what it sees as a major victory in its campaign; as of Friday all stores owned by Rite Aid and Delhaize America (which includes Food Lion and Hannaford Stores) agreed to cover up issues of Cosmopolitan.
But that is just the first step of the campaign being spearheaded by Ms Hearst - who is also the founder of non-denominational religious organization Praise Him Ministries - according to Refinery 29, which reports that both Ms Hearst and the NCSE eventually want shops to be banned from selling the magazine to anyone under the age of 18.
'We're not trying to censor Cosmo. We're not trying to put it out of business,' Ms Hearst explained at a press conference before adding that, actually, if she could, she would: 'All we're saying is: You want to print pornography, I can't stop you.
'If I was queen of the Hearst Corporation, this magazine would no longer exist.'
Ms Hearst is the youngest sister of Patty and Anne Hearst, and the daughter of Randolph Apperson Hearst, the former chairman of the Hearst Corporation, and is one of only a few members of the Hearst family to have distanced themselves from the business entirely.
According to the Observer, Ms Hearst used her inheritance to buy a 10,000sqft barn in Ridgway, Colorado, where she founded Praise Him Ministries, a 'non-denominational, events-oriented ministry', in 2001.
|by Sarah Jessica Parker, Porn Star (Apparently)||replies 7||Last Monday at 11:40 PM|
Actor James Woods is suing an anonymous twitter user for 10 million dollars for tweeting that he was a cocaine user claiming the twitter user defamed him.
|by Anonymous||replies 23||Last Monday at 11:28 PM|
and sold all his used textbooks
and all I got was this Tom Hardy t-shirt!
|by Anonymous||replies 1||Last Monday at 11:20 PM|
I'm respected, 40-something journalist, Julie Chen talking about the latest twitter war between Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj.
|by Anonymous||replies 3||Last Monday at 11:12 PM|
Brad Pitt? Among straight females and gay males? Hell, might as well include the straight males and lesbians in this survey.
|by Anonymous||replies 87||Last Monday at 11:09 PM|
The original Part Two was 3:02ed.
Here's Max Emerson:
|by Anonymous||replies 98||Last Monday at 11:08 PM|
Thread to talk about Staney Kubrick's "The Shining".
|by Anonymous||replies 187||Last Monday at 10:54 PM|
Grin and bear it (not bare) - as in to bear a burden. Bare means without covering as in naked. (Bare your soul)
Couldn't care less - NOT "could care less" ... think about it logically.
Their, there and they're - Their is possessive (their bike, their husbands), there is a location (look over there) and they're is a contraction for "they are" (they're a bunch of assholes and everyone knows it).
What else? Bare your soul as if you couldn't care less about their opinion of you!
|by Anonymous||replies 98||Last Monday at 10:41 PM|
Should it be granted statehood status, or completely liberated?
Puerto Rican citizens pay US taxes but cannot vote in Presidential elections.
Puerto Rico is subject to US federal law, yet it has no official status in the US legislature.
|by Anonymous||replies 10||Last Monday at 10:30 PM|
Conservatives really need to be deported.
|by Anonymous||replies 1||Last Monday at 10:21 PM|
There's a lot of things that capture the 1980s--Reagan, HIV/AIDS, the music--but for me it's John Candy movies.
When I think of the 1980s I think of going to see Summer Rental, Armed & Dangerous, Space Balls and all those great comedies starring my favorite comedy actor then and now.
When I watch one of his movies the memories come flooding back.
|by Anonymous||replies 70||Last Monday at 10:19 PM|
People forget that he was one of the worst presidents in American history. Don't forget or we'll have another one just like him.
|by Nancy||replies 49||Last Monday at 10:16 PM|
It's been awhile since I read the book and don't recall that being in there.
|by Anonymous||replies 0||Last Monday at 10:06 PM|
Look at this CUNT!
|by Anonymous||replies 9||Last Monday at 10:06 PM|
The fifth installment in the legendary series of hot black guys.
Let us celebrate fine ass brothas in the heart of Black History Month, and all year around!
|by Anonymous||replies 365||Last Monday at 9:52 PM|
They are so fucking sexy!
|by Anonymous||replies 10||Last Monday at 9:45 PM|
|by Anonymous||replies 183||Last Monday at 9:40 PM|
In all her glory at the link. So, to her faithful friends here at Datalounge - did they capture her essence?
|by Anonymous||replies 22||Last Monday at 9:40 PM|
I swear a lot of this stuff was stolen. The stories are often fishy. "Well, my great aunt's neighbor had it in her house and told me I could take it." No, my cop father didn't steal it from some old lady's house when he found her dead while doing responding to a request to check on her welfare.
"Oh, my grandfather was stationed in Asia/Middle East and became friendly with a local antiques dealer and he just happened to buy only this one vase/piece of china/jade." No, of course he didn't loot it in WWII
And have you noticed only white people have native American stuff? Never Native Americans. "My great grandmother befriended a medicine woman who gave her this native dress as a token of their friendship." Translation-- my great grandfather took it off some Indian woman, then he raped her.
"My relative stopped to give aid when seeing a car wreck and she just happened to see this watch on the ground when she stepped out of her car." No, of course she didn't take it off the arm of the dead driver of the other car.
|by Anonymous||replies 5||Last Monday at 9:36 PM|
He might win, maybe?
|by Anonymous||replies 124||Last Monday at 9:35 PM|
Or will we no longer hear about her?
|by Anonymous||replies 12||Last Monday at 9:24 PM|
Was their ever a funnier character on Seinfeld?
I like when Jerry was trying to open a beer and "Man Hands" takes it away and twists it open and Jerry says to himself, "It wasn't a twist off."
|by Anonymous||replies 22||Last Monday at 9:24 PM|
Don't understand the big fuss over this caterwauling bitch, especially since she can't land on a single note....
|by Carry on....||replies 18||Last Monday at 9:17 PM|
She is definitely serving Rosie O'Donnell realness in that cover photo!
|by Anonymous||replies 8||Last Monday at 9:15 PM|
Do you wear them? Do you like guys in them?
|by Anonymous||replies 7||Last Monday at 9:05 PM|
I was wondering why Nick McCrory wasn't at Worlds. Turns out he retired last winter.
(He won the bronze in synchronized diving with unhung fundie David Boudia at the 2012 Olympics.)
Why, God, why???
|by Anonymous||replies 14||Last Monday at 8:54 PM|
The moment a 'UFO overtakes' Virgin Atlantic jumbo jet during take-off from New York JFK Airport
What is it? A UFO? A missle?
|by Anonymous||replies 8||Last Monday at 8:54 PM|
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — The ongoing tensions between the families of the late megastar Whitney Houston and her ex-husband, R&B singer Bobby Brown, erupted Saturday during a memorial service for their daughter, Bobbi Kristina.
Bobbi Kristina, who dreamed of growing up to achieve fame like her mother, died in hospice care July 26, about six months after she was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her suburban Atlanta townhome.
A longstanding rift between families of the young woman's famous mother and father broke out into the open at a memorial service being held for Bobbi Kristina at the St. James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta.
Leolah Brown, the sister of Bobby Brown, walked out of the church and spoke to reporters gathered outside. She said she was angry because Pat Houston was speaking at the funeral. Pat Houston is the sister-in-law and former manager for the late Whitney Houston.
"I told her that Whitney is going to haunt her from the grave," Leolah Brown told reporters outside the church.
She suggested that the feud between the Houstons and the Browns was far from over.
"It's just getting started," she said.
Bobbi Kristina's death was grimly similar to the way her megastar mother had died three years earlier. Bobbi Kristina was found in the townhome she shared with Nick Gordon, an orphan three years older, whom Houston had raised as her own. Bobbi Kristina referred to him as her husband. A police report earlier this year described the incident as a drowning, and authorities are investigating her death.
Bobbi Kristina Brown was the only child of Houston and Brown and was raised in the shadow of her famous parents' hugely public life.
She appeared alongside the couple in 2005 on the Bravo reality show "Being Bobby Brown," which showed her parents fighting, swearing and making court appearances. She attended award shows with her mother and father, walked red carpets with them and sang in Central Park with Houston as adoring fans watched.
Bobbi Kristina was the sole heir of her mother's estate. She identified herself on Twitter as "Daughter of Queen WH," 'Entertainer/Actress" with William Morris & Co., and "LAST of a dying breed."
She told Oprah Winfrey shortly after her mother's death in 2012 that she wanted to carry on Houston's legacy by singing, acting and dancing. But her career never took off.
In her short life, Bobbi Christina became a social media sensation, sending more than 11,000 tweets and attracting 164,000 followers.
|by Anonymous||replies 36||Last Monday at 8:53 PM|
|by I love him||replies 6||Last Monday at 8:44 PM|
I mean I liked it a lot when and don't see why others don't like it.
|by Anonymous||replies 14||Last Monday at 8:34 PM|
The guy seems like the biggest hypocrite.
|by Anonymous||replies 127||Last Monday at 8:26 PM|
We're maligned! Told that we are finished after 35! The younger gays love to make fun of us... and unfortunately, some of them will not even reach our ages.
This thread features hot men 40, and older. It is intended to compliment those who are still looking good, and loving life! It is intended to inspire others who may have given up, and let them know that it isn't over, but it's up to them! It is intended for those, who are younger, to pause, and think; "Wait a minute...just maybe I would."
Post your pics! Better yet, post your pics with ages, if you know them! Feel free to write your thoughts about older men, and what you think of them!
LET'S DISCUSS AND SEE HOT SILVER DADDIES!!!
...and of course, this will be NSFW!
I'll start with a few:
Actor; David Pevsner--55 years old
|by Lovin' Life!||replies 320||Last Monday at 8:17 PM|
The turkey meatballs I just had came with this nutritional info... what makes up the 6% of carbs if sugar is only 1 gram and dietary fiber is 0.5g?
Calories 190t(794 kJ)
Calories from fat 90
% Daily Value 1
|by Anonymous||replies 4||Last Monday at 8:13 PM|
He will be playing the "three-eyed Raven", Bran's mysterious teacher. (yes, it is recast)
|by Anonymous||replies 10||Last Monday at 8:11 PM|
And I thought the days of glorified commercials posing as cartoons was over. Ee-yikes!
|by Anonymous||replies 3||Last Monday at 8:10 PM|
Which male celebrities are reported to be the best at eating pussy?
|by Inspired by the women's orgasm thread||replies 45||Last Monday at 7:59 PM|
More serious ..........Available on Netflix ........and NO ONE IS SELLING USED PANTIES in Season Three
Worth its own thread. Discuss
Fans of the original (campy) series 'Prisoner Cell Block H' will appreciate the backstories and the way they switch up many of the original characters
|by Anonymous||replies 4||Last Monday at 7:50 PM|
Is this a come-down for the once hot Brit actor? I love this series but this season is starting off with a lot of sudsy plotlines.
Any other fans?
|by Anonymous||replies 44||Last Monday at 7:49 PM|
In an interview she posted to Instagram as a part of her Reach Higher initiative, the First Lady revealed some pretty important information: If given the opportunity to have a different occupation, she would be Beyoncé.
|by Anonymous||replies 2||Last Monday at 7:49 PM|
It's rumored to be Nick Carter.
|by Anonymous||replies 5||Last Monday at 7:48 PM|
What's with the recent influx of comedic actors doing pretty dark material. Within the past several months there's been:
James Franco and Jonah Hill in True Story
Owen Wilson and Lake Bell in No Escape
Jason Bateman in The Gift
Vince Vaughan in True Detective
|by Anonymous||replies 3||Last Monday at 7:42 PM|
Aprocedural vote on Monday that could have led to Planned Parenthood of America losing its federal funding fell short for Senate Republicans, the Huffington Post reported.
The bill, sponsored by Iowa Republican Joni Ernst, amassed 53 votes in support — seven short of the 60 needed to make it to the Senate floor for debate. The 53-46 vote broke down mostly along party lines: only two Democrats, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Joe Donnelly of Indiana, voted to sending the motion to debate, while only one Republican, Mark Kirk of Illinois, voted against doing so.
The vote came after GOP lawmakers seized on a series of videos released by an anti-abortion group, the Center for Medical Progress, purportedly showing Planned Parenthood officials making deals to sell fetal tissue for profit.
However, as Media Matters and other outlets have reported, the videos have been shown to be edited deceptively; the unedited versions of the videos show no illegal activity by Planned Parenthoods.
RH Reality Check further reported that California Attorney General Kamala Harris has launched an investigation to determine whether the group violated not only state law, but statutes connected with its standing in the state Registry of Charitable Trusts.
The vote came after several Republican presidential contenders called for Planned Parenthood to be defunded. One of them, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, canceled a contract on Monday providing state funding for the organization.
|by Anonymous||replies 2||Last Monday at 7:39 PM|
Why do so many local television stations default *constantly* to cutesy little shows about people who make cakes!? Jesus PETE, it's annoying. And if they aren't actually churning out these leaden-looking piles of crap, they're piping some kind of shit on them or sprinkling them with Himalayan salt. Just make your cakes in private, people, then .... eat them.
|by Anonymous||replies 16||Last Monday at 7:32 PM|
Reba McEntire says she's splitting from husband of 26 years
|by Anonymous||replies 5||Last Monday at 7:26 PM|
Why Rocky Horror is still fabulous at 40
They’re outrageous and inspire obsessional devotion. But what makes The Rocky Horror Picture Show – and others like it – truly cult films? Tom Brook takes a look.
|by Anonymous||replies 2||Last Monday at 7:26 PM|
OMG how do they grow all these fantastic specimens down there?
|by Anonymous||replies 23||Last Monday at 7:24 PM|
|by Anonymous||replies 32||Last Monday at 7:20 PM|
Apparently, one hypothesis was that both Ronnie and Reggie Kray were gay, but they were so terrified of being outed that they committed incest. Ronnie Kray later became more open about his sexuality calling it the great tragedy of his life.
|by Anonymous||replies 33||Last Monday at 7:16 PM|
"Lucifer" debuts this fall on Fox.
Lucifer gets bored in hell and decides to live in the City of Angels- and fight crime.
Datalounge pet peeve note: Lucifer is played by an actor from the UK (Tom Ellis) because no one from America was believably evil enough.
|by Anonymous||replies 5||Last Monday at 7:11 PM|
We are tired of humans with guns!
|by Animals||replies 18||Last Monday at 7:11 PM|
|by Qu'est ce qu'on va faire sans elles?||replies 7||Last Monday at 7:06 PM|
|by Anonymous||replies 47||Last Monday at 7:06 PM|
And they pay no federal taxes.
|by Anonymous||replies 4||Last Monday at 7:03 PM|
What totally, seemingly off-limits, inaccessible men have revved your engines? Mormons, The Amish, Sami Herders, Christian preachers, priests, etc.? Who was mocked as a dweeb by your peers but secretly turned you on?
|by Anonymous||replies 26||Last Monday at 6:48 PM|
I'm not familiar with actor but based on pictures he looks like a hot piece of man flesh.
|by Anonymous||replies 3||Last Monday at 6:45 PM|
Amazon appears to be reining in the number of people who share some of their Prime member benefits with others. In a rather stealth move over the weekend, the e-commerce giant reduced the number of people that could share a Prime member’s perks from four to just one other member of their household.
|by Anonymous||replies 2||Last Monday at 6:43 PM|
But he loses his first debate anyway.
|by Sister-in-Christ Inez||replies 1||Last Monday at 6:33 PM|
I used to get emails from family and friends, but over the last five years all I get is spam. It's a bit depressing.
|by Anonymous||replies 5||Last Monday at 6:24 PM|
The autopsy came back as: 0 drugs found, no trauma to the body
So in the end, it was ruled as accidental.
I talked to my mom who is a nurse, and she said Elisa may have been a paranoid schizophrenic based on her health history (she was sufferring from bipolar disorder, and depression).
I have also read online, she may have played "the elevator game".
What makes me disbelieve the theory of her having mental illness is how the heck did she get on the rooftop and into the water tank when the tank was sealed and you need a key to access the rooftop.
|by Anonymous||replies 22||Last Monday at 6:10 PM|
|by Anonymous||replies 114||Last Monday at 6:07 PM|
I want one.
Admit it. So do you.
|by Anonymous||replies 40||Last Monday at 6:07 PM|
I have a macbook, and have been using the mail program that comes with it. It's helpful because I have four different emails, each for different purposes; one for personal, one for business, etc. Lately, though, the program has been getting stuck and I sit there looking at the piwheel for five minutes and it still won't work. I think it is probably time to get a new program to coordinate all my mail. Does anyone have any experience using a different mail program with a mac? Does anyone have any suggestions or feedback?
|by Anonymous||replies 3||Last Monday at 6:05 PM|
Just saw Il Sorpasso for the first time. He has to be one of the most beautiful men in film ever.
I know he had a relationship with Shelley Winters, but any other gossip or appreciations?????
|by Anonymous||replies 9||Last Monday at 5:54 PM|
Took my dogs to the vet on Saturday everything is fine, all shots updated. Spent $450. Vet wants me to drop the dogs off for sedation tooth cleaning. Kind of high pressure sales technique. Have you had your dog's teeth cleaned at the vet or not?
|by Anonymous||replies 5||Last Monday at 5:50 PM|
Vincent Marotta, 91, co-founded Mr. Coffee along with a friend Samuel Glazer back in 1972, essentially making the percolator obsolete. The two owners sold the company for $182 million just 15 years after its creation.
|by Anonymous||replies 0||Last Monday at 5:40 PM|
We have AFI's list of 25 greatest actresses and actors of classic Hollywood (see the link). So let us now rank the actors and actresses( top 15 ) of the post classic era of Hollywood. #15 ranked star gets one point and #1 ranked star gets 15 points and so on and if a star appears in more than five lists he/she gets a bonus of 10 points( and 20 if 10 lists, 30 if 15 lists, 40 if 20 lists ..........) . I will update the thread and the rankings based upon the points received by each star after every 60 posts. Please don't argue over other's choices. Unless you have a doubt about the criteria for rankings, please restrict your post to just ranks.
A) Debut must be after 1950 B) Box office pull, critical acclaim, popularity, social impact,Iconic roles, filmography, awards. C) Please don't let your favoritism for an actor(actress) reflect on your lists.
So, Let's begin. Here is my list of greatest actors and actresses of the modern era( top 15)
Actors 1) Tom Cruise 2) Robert De Niro 3) Jack Nicholson 4) Paul Newman 5) Tom Hanks 6) Clint Eastwood 7) Daniel Day Lewis 8) Harrison Ford 9) Al Pacino 10) Dustin Hoffman 11) Sylvester Stallone 12) Johnny Depp 13) Leonardo DiCaprio 14) Morgan Freeman 15) Robert Downey Jr
1) Meryl Streep 2) Julia Roberts 3) Julie Andrews 4) Jodie Foster 5) Jane Fonda 6) Barbra Streisand 7) Sigourney Weaver 8) Faye Dunway 9) Sandra Bullock 10) Diane Keaton 11) Shirley Maclaine 12) Jessica Lange 13) Glenn Close 14) Angelina Jolie 15) Whoopi Goldberg
|by Anonymous||replies 12||Last Monday at 5:26 PM|
A buddy of mine had to hire models for a marketing event and apparently had his pick of prime male flesh. Those who did, got the job; those who wouldn't got shown the door. He's very pleased with himself.
|by Anonymous||replies 10||Last Monday at 5:25 PM|
TCM running "tribute" to her today, playing all her movies. That can only mean one thing....
|by Anonymous||replies 9||Last Monday at 5:24 PM|
I think closeted gay ( or bi ) celebrities should out themselves as Bi casually al a Marlon Brando. It shouldn't be an official coming out but rather a casual comment while doing an interview or something like that( again al a Brando) and I think it won't affect their career because 1) Because you can still use beards occasionally and be a tabloid figure ( so that you aren't alienated completely by the hetero-normal society/ media ) 2) You can take your BF for award functions or any other important event. 3) Many women ( male heartthrob's demographics ) fantasize man on man action and since the celeb is bisexual, women can still think they have a chance. 4) Many legendary actors haven't shied away from admitting their bisexuality ( apart from Brando, Richard Burton comes to mind) and still it didn't dent their popularity. So the precedent had already been set and still, why the fear ? 5) They can still play lead roles in action movies
It is still lying but hey it's much better than remaining in closet and be in constant fear of getting outed and the pressure to appear straight may take some toll ( fake marriages, extortion etc). It also makes male bisexuality a less taboo and as a latent effect, so called "strictly straight" men would be more willing to stretch the boundaries of their sexuality. And it's still coming out as an LGBT person.
So what are you waiting for Hugh Jackaman ? Bradley Cooper ? Will Smith ?
|by Anonymous||replies 3||Last Monday at 5:24 PM|
Give him a call: 971-756-8000
|by Anonymous||replies 0||Last Monday at 5:22 PM|
Correct me if I'm wrong, but does it comprise of: Irish, Scottish and English? Is Germany part of the Anglo-saxons?
|by Anonymous||replies 12||Last Monday at 5:08 PM|
The diet lunch that you can munch out loud!
|by With a calorie rate of 138 a bar!||replies 8||Last Monday at 5:07 PM|
Worth $1 per story?
|by Anonymous||replies 3||Last Monday at 5:04 PM|
What say you, DL?
|by Anonymous||replies 6||Last Monday at 5:03 PM|
|by Anonymous||replies 1||Last Monday at 4:51 PM|
Ordered mine yesterday. I wanted orange but they discontinued that color option, so I got green. It's loud, it's got way more horsepower than I'll ever need, and it's fuel efficiency blows apart my liberal cred (when it comes to the environment), but in six weeks that shit will be MIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINE!
|by Anonymous||replies 12||Last Monday at 4:51 PM|
I tend to like British and Australian actors better than American actors, because they seem more talented for some reason. They are also exotic to me and I like their accents.
|by Anonymous||replies 20||Last Monday at 4:48 PM|
Just come out, already.
|by Anonymous||replies 54||Last Monday at 4:47 PM|
A friend saw it on one of those old movie stations last week. He feels he only thing that stood the test of time, and actually got better, was Laura Brannigan's song Imagination. How could anyone not know that wasn't Jennifer Beals dancing? How did they get away with this shit?
|by Anonymous||replies 77||Last Monday at 4:47 PM|
Or. "My eyes! My eyes!!"
|by Anonymous||replies 25||Last Monday at 4:42 PM|
I searched and didn't see anything, so I hope I'm not duplicating.
Anyone watching this train wreck? It's obvious that HOT former football player Eddie Jackson is going to win--and he deserves it, actually. He's born for TV.
BUT then there's Dom. He is a hot little Italian piece. He comes across as tough guy, but I really don't believe he's totally straight. Or, at least he wouldn't be once I got thru with him.
|by Anonymous||replies 17||Last Monday at 4:41 PM|
Two dads who had hoped to bring a baby daughter home to Spain from Thailand after she was born there via surrogate six months ago have instead been stranded in Bangkok with her ever since, as the birth mom has changed her mind. Now the fates of the American biological father, Gordon “Bud” Lake, his Spanish husband, Manuel Santos, the surrogate mom, Patidta Kusolsang, and baby Carmen are in the hands of a Thai court, where the men plan to file a petition on Thursday for permission to leave the country with their baby.
The dads, who live in Valencia, believe Kusolsang changed her mind because she found out that they are gay.
“For the last six months, we have been stuck in Thailand, faced with the possibility of losing our jobs and our house back in the U.S. because we cannot leave. If we leave, we risk the greatest loss of all — our beautiful baby daughter, Carmen,” they write on a crowdfunding page for their legal expenses (which has brought in nearly $30,000 so far), noting on Facebook that they have already wiped out their savings on housing, school for their 2-year-old son (who is with them in Thailand), visa renewals, and food. “All this because our surrogate doesn’t want Carmen to be raised by gay parents, and the law that should give me full parental powers excludes me from obtaining them because I am gay.”
Lake, who did not respond right away to a request for comment from Yahoo Parenting, further explains that when Kusolsang met Santos three days after the birth, she refused to sign the documents for Carmen’s passport and then pressed charges for child abduction.
On Facebook, Lake explains their process for choosing Kusolsang — who was a gestational surrogate, meaning her eggs were not used in the process. “We thought everything went perfectly during my visit to Bangkok. We hired what seemed to be a reputable agency to organize the surrogacy, New Life Thailand. We chose an egg donor, I left my samples for the IVF, and we liked the profile of the surrogate who the agency suggested. She was from a middle-class family with two sisters, a daughter, a professional job, and what seemed to be a good support structure.”
|by Anonymous||replies 150||Last Monday at 4:40 PM|
Is it wrong I stared at the buldge in his pants the whole time?
|by Anonymous||replies 16||Last Monday at 4:37 PM|
This network is a parody of itself now.
|by Anonymous||replies 17||Last Monday at 4:37 PM|
So I'm over fifty and my blood pressure and cholesterol are up in spite of all the exercise I get, and I have a family history of heart disease. So I'm on blood pressure meds, and it's time to make dietary changes.
I understand eggs are on the menu and high-sodium processed food is not, but what else is on a heart-healthy modern diet? General advice, menu plans, and recipes appreciated.
|by Anonymous||replies 20||Last Monday at 4:30 PM|
So I went to the dentist the other day. I haven't been there in two years. I'm a 46-year-old male who's had varying degrees of gum disease their whole life. I brush usually twice a day, floss every day and it's still not enough.
So this new dentist I went to told me that I need an oral bacterial test, deep cleaning, and a trip to the periodontist because I have lost bone on the right side of my mouth. The dentist thinks I need a bone graft but wants me to hear it from the periodontist. I have dental insurance but deep cleaning is going to cost $600, the oral bacterial test is $250 and God knows how much a bone graft is.
I work full-time but money is still tight. i'm terrified to find out how much a bone graft would cost. Anyone have experiences with a bone graft or an oral bacterial test? Also, a friend recommended I look into going to a dentist in Tijuana. She has been seen one for many years and saves a lot of money. And the dentist takes her insurance! Has anyone gone to a dentist in Mexico? Thanks for your time.
|by Anonymous||replies 34||Last Monday at 4:26 PM|
Has anyone ever had a psychic accurately predict your future?
I haven't. I have had others succesfully "read" my past and present
|by Anonymous||replies 66||Last Monday at 4:19 PM|
I did a search and it didn't come up.
|by Anonymous||replies 2||Last Monday at 4:16 PM|
I'm utterly perplexed by this story:
As top GOP presidential candidates arrived at a hotel here to court the influential donors of the Koch network, Charles Koch called on retreat attendees to unite with him in a campaign against "corporate welfare" and "irresponsible spending" by both political parties.
He singled out "big banks" as bad actors who have accepted handouts, including "massive bailouts" and taking "virtually free money from the Fed." To maintain the status quo, the banks "Make big political contributions," he said.
What game are these people playing? On the surface, it sounds great, but dig a bit deeper, who knows what they're planning. For instance, we can all get behind his statement about "big banks" until you consider that position would have allowed the entire banking system to collapse back in '08.
Remember to consider the source and not fall prey to the very attractive sounding rhetoric. They have actively and continue to actively fund and support causes which are antithetical to the best interests of the majority of people, especially those who aren't billionaires like them.
|by Anonymous||replies 30||Last Monday at 4:16 PM|
A well-placed source tells me MSNBC will announce today major changes to its afternoon lineup…arguably the most significant revamp the network has made at one time in its 19-year history.
Out: The Cycle at 3:00 PM. Now with Alex Wagner at 4:00 PM. The Ed Show with Ed Schultz at 5:00 PM (all times eastern).
In: Chuck Todd at 5:00 PM. Similar to Jake Tapper at CNN doing both weekday afternoons (hosting The Lead) and anchoring Sunday morning’s State of the Union, Todd will also continue to work weekends as moderator of Sunday’s Meet the Press. Todd’s MSNBC show will likely take on its old name The Daily Rundown, but that is not a guarantee.
More interesting: Andrea Mitchell will keep her program at noon (Andrea Mitchell Reports). Thomas Roberts will continue to anchor his midday news program from 1:00-3:00 PM. The programs being cancelled at 3:00 PM (The Cycle) and 4:00 PM (Now with Alex Wagner) will be replaced by a straight news program (similar to Roberts’ two-hour newscast preceding it). Whether that 3:00-5:00 PM slot goes to Brian Williams is not known at this time, but it would certainly make the most sense to put Williams directly up against Fox’s Shepard Smith (Shepard Smith Reporting) and CNN’s Brooke Baldwin (CNN Newsroom) for the first hour in a similar format.
Since coming on four months ago, relatively new NBC News Chief Andy Lack is obviously making his presence felt. Ratings are in the toilet…it somehow finished 5th in a four-horse race recently. Staffers and talent are walking on eggshells. And unless your last name is Matthews, Maddow or your first name Joe or Mika, nobody appears safe, as Mediaite’s Andrew Kirell reported exclusively earlier this week.
Once self-dubbed The Place for Politics, MSNBC goes back to its 1996 roots: More news, less talk.
The place for politics pertains only to mornings and prime-time now. Lack quickly realized that the lack of balance via almost all opinion programming and very little hard news offerings was killing the network as audiences ran to CNN and Fox in droves when any big breaking story was happening. The good news for fans of the network is the Lack’s actually doing something about it…all while tapping resources from the NBC Mothership to help make it happen without breaking the bank.
Fixing dayside was a no-brainer. 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM are likely next. Some old faces may be returning. MSNBC will soon look very different, courtesy of the biggest change in its lineup in nearly two decades.
And Andy Lack isn’t done shaking things up at 30 Rock…not by a long shot.
|by Joe Concha||replies 154||Last Monday at 4:13 PM|
Tell me your about experiences when you felt it was time move on.
|by Anonymous||replies 77||Last Monday at 4:09 PM|
Damn this guy is fine. Anyone know anything about him?
|by Anonymous||replies 21||Last Monday at 4:05 PM|
Many countries treat poor better. Here it is. 35 years of idiocy and conservative lies.
|by Anonymous||replies 1||Last Monday at 4:01 PM|
You can see all the new designers on the Lifetime site, with videos up for some of them. Not much in the way of male eye candy, I'm afraid.
Who do you think will be a pain in the ass and who do you reckon could win?
|by Anonymous||replies 4||Last Monday at 3:44 PM|
Here we go - another one. Dr. Jan Seski - pictured with all of his "kills".
|by Anonymous||replies 22||Last Monday at 3:40 PM|
There's a straight porn series featuring women in glasses (Specs Appeal, I believe), so am wondering if anyone here would share my enthusiasm for a gay version?
|by Anonymous||replies 8||Last Monday at 3:28 PM|
|by Anonymous||replies 29||Last Monday at 2:52 PM|
HBO fires director and cinematographer of "Lewis and Clark" miniseries HALFWAY THROUGH PRODUCTION.
Shutdown comes just after network shutdown David Fincher's Utopia pilot and halted production on Fincher's Videosynchrazy halfway through the first season so the show could be retooled, and after crazy-eyed prez Michael Lombardo had to defend the second season of True Detective at the TCA because of viewer backlash over quality.
|by Simon Halls Squirrel||replies 0||Last Monday at 2:41 PM|
Kornacki just said today is the final show, if I heard right?
Did Cupp outshine them all SO much that she's been promoted, and no use the rest going on without her?
J o P
|by Junquie of Politics||replies 26||Last Monday at 2:39 PM|
Saw this question posed on another website and thought it was interesting. Actor? Producer? Director?
|by Anonymous||replies 20||Last Monday at 2:33 PM|
Donald Trump today fired back against Lindsey Graham calling him a “jackass” yesterday by just giving out his cell phone number.
Graham was so offended by Trump’s attacks on John McCain yesterday, he said that Trump needs to quit being a jackass and getting out of the race.
|by Dr Lulu Fong||replies 87||Last Monday at 2:22 PM|
What he didn't tell me was that I would have to take out a second mortgage to buy them. Why are cashews so expensive?
|by Anonymous||replies 32||Last Monday at 1:47 PM|
The Facts of Life star says that Christians have earned the antigay stigma "with good reason," and it's unfortunate because that's "not at all what Jesus taught."
Actress Lisa Whelchel is famous for many things. Her nine season run as Blair on The Facts of Life. Her recent stint on Survivor. And for being a devout Christian.
It’s that last label that has garnered the actress some negative press over the years, particularly among gay and lesbian fans who remember her fondly and the blonde haired socialite who shared barbs — and many would argue sexual tension — with motorcycle driving Jo (Nancy McKeon) on the NBC sitcom.
But Whelchel dispelled many of those rumors that she’s antigay in recent interview for The Justin Root Show. In the 22 minute interview, Whelchel spoke honestly about her religion and antigay Christians – an “unfortunate” stigma they’ve earned “with good reason,” she says.
“There are some very loud voices that wear the ‘one way Jesus’ t-shirts and point fingers,” Whelchel said in the interview. “Sadly, that is the voice and that is the poster child for christianity and the unacceptance of people that choose differently.”
Interesting word choice – choose - which Whelchel realizes immediately, correcting herself.
“Born differently, cuz’ even that you have to be careful with, saying choose differently. That’s an electric rod right there. I’m sorry about that, and I’m sad for that… because that is, of course, not at all what Jesus taught. (Jesus) taught acceptance and love and grace. I’m sad that (being antigay) is the stigma that Christians have deserved, unfortunately.”
As to her career, Whelchel says she’s worked with LGBT’s whom she has cared about dearly for her entire career.
“My friends have been a variety of sexual orientations since I was little,” she says.
Watch the complete interview below.
|by Anonymous||replies 63||Last Monday at 1:32 PM|
It seems like hot dudes today have to wear black crew athletic socks. I'm loving the jockbro studs with this look.
|by Anonymous||replies 13||Last Monday at 1:31 PM|
"I feel so bad for her. Right after her first big movie TRAINWRECK comes out that nut killed some people in a theater that was showing it. Now they're after her demanding to know where she stands on this Iran deal. It makes no sense. She's a comedienne not a politico. Leave her alone !!!"
|by Anonymous||replies 1||Last Monday at 1:23 PM|
Does anyone know which straight porn stars likes having their hole played or maybe even fucked?
|by Anonymous||replies 2||Last Monday at 1:21 PM|
I am a 46 year old gay male. Up until age 35 I was aging normally. At 35, I had some minor throat surgery done. Ever since then it seems I have stopped aging, I look and feel the same as I did at 35. I'm not some delusional elder gay. I own up to my real age, but not only does everyone not believe I'm 46, but I can see myself I still look the same as when I was 35. I have the same energy and my health is the same. Is it possible the surgery somehow turned off my aging mechanism? I'm not complaining about it, but it is very eerie to think I might be 35 forever.
|by Anonymous||replies 40||Last Monday at 1:16 PM|
It is his birthday. What ever happened to him anyway?
|by Anonymous||replies 18||Last Monday at 1:07 PM|
Catch that dirt!
|by Miss Q||replies 30||Last Monday at 1:04 PM|
Any clue why DL's infamous Denise Eaker of Michigan Womyn's Fest fame has been posting constantly on DL favorite Lisa Whelchel's FB page? What is the connection between the two? Denise posts videos on her page almost daily. It's weird.
|by Anonymous||replies 1||Last Monday at 12:28 PM|
Twice this weekend I've heard a variation of, "Donald Trump is only lacking militarily, with Alan Keyes as VP, he could be unstoppable." Who is putting this talking point (because you know it is one).
|by Anonymous||replies 0||Last Monday at 12:19 PM|
but blame it on the wife, she cheated first!
|by Anonymous||replies 37||Last Monday at 12:16 PM|
Terrifying! It's happened to me me about four or five times.I was relieved after googling and seeing that it's common.
|by Anonymous||replies 1||Last Monday at 12:12 PM|
By gay disco I mean the music your heard at the bars and clubs, not that crappy top 40 disco.
For example (in no particular order): Madleen Kane/You Can Sharon Redd/In the Name of Love Eria Fachin/Savin' Myself Passion/The Flirts Patrick Crowley/I Wanna Take You Home Kelly Marie/Feels Like I'm in Love Eruption/Can't Stand the Rain Just about anything by Boris Midney Giorgio Morodor/Donna Summer (Working the Midnight Shift, Wasted, Spring Affair, etc.) Voggue/Dancin' the Night Away Debbie Jacobs/High on Your Love Carol Jiani/Mercy Patty Brooks/After Dark Hazel Dean/Searchin' ETC.
All of the above are on iTunes and I have purchased it and many others, but I know there has to be a lot more available than what I've tracked down. A few that are not on itunes—at least not yet—are Samantha Gilles/Let Me Feel It and anything by Roberta Kelly. They are on YouTube though.
All suggestions welcome! Thanks.
|by Anonymous||replies 101||Last Monday at 12:09 PM|
"The man can only ride you when your back is bent. So strengthen it! Then the man can’t ride you. America won’t get taken for a ride, because so much is at stake."
Kick back and enjoy the rest.
|by Anonymous||replies 13||Last Monday at 12:05 PM|
They better throw the book at her murderer.
|by Anonymous||replies 4||Last Monday at 12:05 PM|
Discuss amongst yourselves.
|by Simon Halls Squirrel||replies 74||Last Monday at 12:02 PM|
Gene Kelly had it all.
Data Lounge may be fading into oblivion so I thought it worth noting again.
I'm 50 and only came around to Gene Kelly about 10 years ago and now I think he's my go to for fantastic entertainment. So charming so sexy and what a talent.
|by Anonymous||replies 299||Last Monday at 11:34 AM|
New season started today.
|by Anonymous||replies 94||Last Monday at 11:12 AM|
I wonder what Ashlee and Evan Ross' baby will look like?
It's nice seeing Jessica back to her trim self. I hated seeing her fat a few years ago.
|by Anonymous||replies 17||Last Monday at 11:00 AM|
The news that Vice President Joe Biden is exploring the possibility of entering the 2016 presidential race was a hot topic on Sunday morning’s political talk shows.
Donald Trump, who is currently leading the pack for the Republican nomination, thinks Biden could “maybe beat” the front-runner on the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton.
“Her numbers are going down drastically, so somebody like Biden could probably go in and do very well and maybe win,” Trump said on ABC’s “This Week.”
Trump believes Biden would be tougher to defeat than Clinton.
“I actually think Hillary will be easy if it’s her,” he said on “Meet the Press.” “But I’m not so sure it’s going to be her.”
According to the latest Quinnipiac University poll, however, both Clinton and Biden would beat Trump by 12 points in a theoretical general election.
The New York Times reports that Biden, who has yet to rule out a potential run, “gets along with Hillary and has always been respectful of the Democratic Party’s desire to make more history by putting the first woman in the Oval Office.”
But the recent death of his oldest son, Beau, from brain cancer made the 72-year-old vice president consider another bid for the White House.
“There will always be room for the sitting vice president if he chose to run for president,” Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of the Democratic National Committee, said on “Meet the Press.” “But let’s remember and take one step back that Vice President Biden has just been through the most heart-wrenching tragedy that a parent could ever experience.”
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who sits second behind Clinton and 4 points ahead of Biden in the Quinnipiac poll, says he is “very fond” of Biden but thinks the American people “want to go beyond conventional establishment politics.”
“Government has to respond to the needs of the middle class, not the billionaires,” Sanders said on ABC’s “This Week.” “I think that’s what’s going on in this country and I’m not sure that conventional politics will do it anymore.”
Jennifer Palmieri, communications director for the Clinton campaign, says she isn’t worried about a possible Biden bid.
“We’ll let him make his decision,” Palmieri said on CNN’s “Reliable Sources.” “However hard it is to secure the Democratic nomination is however hard it is. We have no illusions — we never thought that this was going to be easy. There’s a lot of views in the Democratic Party, and we’ll be prepared to handle whatever comes our way.”
Rupert Murdoch, for one, is looking forward to the possibility of Biden joining the race.
“Finally Biden may jump in as Hillary slips almost daily,” the News Corporation founder and executive chairman tweeted. “Biden decent, smart pol but gets in trouble as a motormouth! Fun [race] ahead.”
|by Anonymous||replies 0||Last Monday at 10:35 AM|
While entertainment is supposed to serve as escape, it has molded into an extension of our lives.
Unfortunately, TV remains a pack of lies-- from commercials promising us the best of everything to TV shows showing us how good families are supposed to function to celebrities that give us screwed up ideas of how we're supposed to look at act. Heck even politics has turned into a version of American Idol-- vote for a winner and then forget about them.
CUT THE CORD!
|by Anonymous||replies 14||Last Monday at 10:31 AM|
Why was downtown LA built inland? Isn't it something like 12-15 miles from the coast? NY, SF, Miami, Boston, Seattle - these all had their downtowns built right on the coast. Some are east coast from an earlier time, but Seattle and SF are west coast.
|by Anonymous||replies 64||Last Monday at 10:27 AM|
Is that really pee, not gal-cum? Straight guys really seem to love being sprayed with it!
|by A Homosexual Male||replies 8||Last Monday at 10:02 AM|
Does anyone remember this case from a year ago? Any Canadians here who can tell me what's going on.. did the kid just make up the whole thing? It's odd that there hasn't been any recent development, which leads me to believe the case was dropped.
|by Anonymous||replies 3||Last Monday at 9:31 AM|
Such an odd story ........
Young character actor (original Evil Ed in 'Fright Night', 'Fraternity Vacation', '976-EVIL) with a Tony nomination for best featured actor makes a fairly lengthy move into gay porn (in the late 90s).
Never a gay porn 'star' .....appeared in low budget, non studio scenes mostly .........usually wore a cap to hide balding .............but had a nice tight body and was an enthusiastic performer.
Has never addressed it .......and at some point indicated it was a brother.
Now 50, he hasn't aged well ........but imdb.com shows he's had pretty about a dozen legitimate gigs again since 2007. Not star making turns, but work nonetheless. I think he's also active in the convention circuit too (horror conventions, autograph conventions, etc)
I'm surprise he hasn't tried to collect a (small) check to tell the full story of what happened. Too embarrassed ? An insurance risk if he discloses a drug problem or illness ??)
Pic at link NSFW
|by Anonymous||replies 27||Last Monday at 9:28 AM|
I DVRed some Ab Fab episodes on Logo last October and they keep promoting that show like crazy.
|by All about the bass, the bass||replies 0||Last Monday at 9:15 AM|
It must have been torture for them.
|by Anonymous||replies 1||Last Monday at 9:14 AM|
While David Fincher is no stranger to small screen success, launching "House Of Cards" over at Netflix where he continues to serve as executive producer, his ventures so far at HBO have hit some major bumps. Last month, production was halted on the set of the '80s-based "Videosyncrazy," facing creative adjustments after the network saw footage from the first four or five episodes. In the meantime, Fincher began work on "Utopia," his ambitious remake of the cult U.K. series, the first season of which he would direct entirely himself, with scripts from Gillian Flynn, and Rooney Mara in the lead role. However, it seems as if things are not working out.
Deadline reports that while more casting has happened, the green-light still has not been given for "Utopia" as the network and Fincher can't come to terms on a budget. The show follows a group of people who get their hands on a cult graphic novel called "The Utopia Experiments," which has predicted no shortage of disasters. An organization known only as The Network hunts them down, as the group tries to prevent the next disaster foretold in the pages of the manuscript from happening.
The site seems to suggest that the prospects of reaching an agreement don't look good, and the show could be halted as a result. The plan was for Fincher to prep "Utopia," and then circle back to "Videosyncrazy," but it's unclear what exactly will happen at this juncture. Hopefully at least one of these shows come to pass.
|by Kevin Jagernauth||replies 4||Last Monday at 9:11 AM|
LoGo used to have gay shows, movies, reruns of cancelled gay-themed shows, shows about music geared towards gays, etc. NOW, all I see are reruns of Rosanne, Golden Girls, Will & Grace.
There are endless RuPaul shows and reruns but where is the gay content on this network?
Admittedly, I am returning to DirecTV after 5 years at another service, but from 2004-2009, I enjoyed checking out LoGo and watching gay and gay-themed television, movies, and music. What happened in the intervening years???
Is there an article that explains the dramatic shift to being the equivalent of WeTV or Pop?
|by Anonymous||replies 13||Last Monday at 8:58 AM|
It's the odd thing about middle age (I'm 52), you start to experience people dying all the time, who you remember when they were young. I guess you get used to it.
People in your life and famous people.
I thought this when Elizabeth Taylor died...I remembered her as a young woman, marrying and remarrying and there she was dying of old age.
Same with my Dad...he died a couple of years ago age 83...I could remember his 38th birthday!
|by Anonymous||replies 30||Last Monday at 8:18 AM|
I did. I'll tell my story inside.
|by Anonymous||replies 26||Last Monday at 7:56 AM|
New study says they can be bad for your health.
"Study: Tattoos Can Cause Serious, Long-Term, Adverse Reactions"
Whether it’s a skull, cross, rose, or mom’s name in a thorn bush wrapped around the bicep, about one quarter of American adults have a tattoo. But a new study says about one out of every 10 inkers does not anticipate something that can come along with them: a severe, ongoing skin reaction.
In the just-published NYU Langone Medical Center research that studied tattoo-clad New Yorkers, those who reacted to tattoos experienced a rash, itching or swelling that lasted anywhere from four months to several years, with the longest-lasting complications stemming from ink shades of red and black.
“While we know infections are a risk of tattoos and can be dependent on tattoo parlor practices, a lot of the complications in our study — and that I have seen in my patients — do not have to do with the tattoo artist or parlor practices, but rather the qualities of ink and how the body’s immune system responds to it,” Marie C. Leger, MD, PhD, study lead and Assistant Professor at the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, tells Yahoo Health.
The 300 respondents ranged in age from 18 to 69, with most having no more than five tattoos — and 67 percent of studied tattoos were on the arms. “We were rather alarmed at the high rate of reported chronic complications tied to getting a tattoo. Given the growing popularity of tattoos, physicians, public health officials and consumers need to be aware of the risks involved,” added Leger.
While less than a third of the affected study participants saw a doctor for the reaction, the majority returned to the tattoo parlor to complain or ask for guidance. “Tattoo artists are ‘first responders’ when people have problems,” says Leger, who adds that a planned follow-up study will examine what kind of reactions artists see most frequently, and how clients are directed, in an effort to get people to the right place for help.
Experts are not surprised by the news. “While tattoos are popular among Americans, there is still little to no regulation of what exactly is being injected into the skin,” says Jeremy A. Brauer, MD, dermatologist and Director of Clinical Research at Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York, where he has seen patients with tattoo reactions — most often to red ink. The majority of patients have allergic contact dermatitis, which is marked by redness, swelling and itching in the area of the tattoo."
Thank goodness I skipped this stupid trend.
|by Ink Free||replies 27||Last Monday at 7:37 AM|
Who is the hottest, funniest or most innovative between the sheets?
|by Anonymous||replies 7||Last Monday at 7:05 AM|
Image #1 (Sports shorts off, black undies underneath)
|by DLB||replies 104||Last Monday at 6:47 AM|
So you have just finished a DL binge and you need some sweet crunchy fortune.
When you crack yours open, what would it say?
|by Anonymous||replies 96||Last Monday at 5:50 AM|
It's really good.
|by Anonymous||replies 12||Last Monday at 5:25 AM|
I didn't know they had songs like this back in the 20s.
|by Anonymous||replies 3||Last Monday at 5:08 AM|
There's a Dodo born every minute.
|by Anonymous||replies 1||Last Monday at 4:04 AM|
Like the image below - tops (usually Black) shaking their gorgeous, beefy ass while fucking the bottom; where?
I tried finding something like that using black and interracial gay porn hashtags on Tumblr, and all I found were over-tattoed skinny 'thugs'. Not what I want.
|by Anonymous||replies 38||Last Monday at 4:02 AM|
This is great!
|by Anonymous||replies 0||Last Monday at 2:58 AM|
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge, just east of Annapolis which connects to Maryland's Eastern Shore has picked as being America's scariest. Do you agree ? Have another to nominate ?
|by Anonymous||replies 76||Last Monday at 2:36 AM|
Full disclosure: I'm an eldergay (62) myself. But I know next-to-nothing about telegrams. So I was watching a '50s movie on TCM the other day and one of the characters called Western Union to send a telegram. So -- question: how did one pay for a telegram that was initiated over the phone? There were no credit cards back then, so how did one pay? And this guy was sending it so it would appear to be from another person, so he probably didn't even give his name.
So -- does anyone know how people paid for telegrams? (I know if you went to the Western Union office in person to send one, you just paid while you were there.)
|by Anonymous||replies 4||Last Monday at 2:20 AM|
Rebel Wilson has reacted to Thursday’s mass shooting during a screening of Trainwreck at a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, by urging the U.S. to look to her native Australia when it comes to gun control laws.
“I don’t like getting political but America you really have to follow Australia’s example re gun laws,” the Pitch Perfect 2 star tweeted on Friday.
“I don’t remember a mass shooting in Australia since they overhauled the gun laws. It seems like every week in America there’s a shooting,” she added. “I just want people to be safe, especially people that are doing one of my favorite things in the WORLD - going out to the movies 2 have fun.”
|by Anonymous||replies 47||Last Monday at 2:02 AM|
Just watched this mildly funny raunchy comedy on Netflix. Nothing to write home about. Lots of SNL people mugging. But the main character was played by hot twinky stud Graham Phillips from The Good Wife, and for an R-rated movie about lifeguards in the summertime, they sure kept him covered up. NO shirtless scenes, let alone nudity. Nice legs in shorts, though. Instead the only sex scene was the fat best friend heaving on top of a girl. Not cool.
|by Peter Florrick||replies 1||Last Monday at 2:00 AM|
I've always wondered this
|by Anonymous||replies 34||Last Monday at 1:26 AM|