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Did Joan Crawford Know That Christina Was Writing A Book

and that's the reason she left her out of the will? She seemed to be alluding to something as the reason for her and her brother being left out .

by Anonymousreplies 134 hours ago

Matt Bomer On The Beach

Bulge-tastic.

by Anonymousreplies 54 hours ago

MSNBC's Changes Are Needed, But It Needs to Keep Its Liberal Voice

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 Atkinsreplies 164 hours ago

Ex-starlet Diane McBain's memoir: Laurence Harvey, Jack Haley Jr., and Carleton Carpenter were gay

Scroll down.

Also, Joan-Crawford-was-a-bitch dish.

by Anonymousreplies 794 hours ago

Tom Daley strips off

Image #1 (Sports shorts off, black undies underneath)

by DLBreplies 704 hours ago

Let's be Laura Bush's post-Presidential day-to-day life

I'm the roasting of the asparagus for dinner while George paints a sunflower.

by Anonymousreplies 744 hours ago

Beijing to host Winter Olympics that nobody else wanted

Only other bid was Almtay, Kazakhstan.

This means the 2018, 2020, and 2022 Olympics will all be in Asia (South Korea, Japan and China, resp.)

by Anonymousreplies 64 hours ago

Will they have to add on to Mount Rushmore eventually?

For Obama, and should Hillary get elected (which is most likely)?

Seems weird that they would just ignore the first black man and first woman President.

by Anonymousreplies 204 hours ago

Actress Cara Delevingne clashes with ‘Good Day Sacramento’ hosts in awkward interview

She basically tells the interviewer to go fuck themselves.

by Anonymousreplies 1434 hours ago

For the love of God, stop dressing like crap!

Tell that to the slobs who turn up at Broadway shows dressed as though they’d just walked in from a tailgating party — one with a three-figure admission price, mind you.

When people were invited onstage at a recent performance of “Penn & Teller on Broadway,” many women looked as if they had stepped out of a jazzercise class, while men ambled around in hideous cargo shorts.

And it’s not just at the theater where folks have simply stopped trying: Offenders turn up at the Metropolitan Opera in Crocs. A colleague who used to work at the Neue Galerie — a museum housed in a former Vanderbilt mansion — would see visitors in cutoffs.

But high culture isn’t the only victim. At the airport, many fliers appear ready for bed in their saggy sweatpants — or even pajamas. Hot pants are maybe not the best idea at a gourmet restaurant.

And gentlemen, we know it’s hot and you’re exercising, but please keep your shirt on — or at least wear a tank top. Nobody wants to see your jiggly manboobs.

No wonder everybody from Patti LuPone on down is complaining that nobody knows how to behave anymore: If you dress like a child, chances are you’re going to act like one.

by Anonymousreplies 264 hours ago

So I started taking Truvada

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 Anonymousreplies 2434 hours ago

Lola Falana -- the not so sad aftermath

She's aged pretty well actually. She was the black Joey Heatherton.

by Anonymousreplies 114 hours ago

"Publicists are terrified of Twitter." A celebrity-divorce PR expert tells all

[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 Anonymousreplies 2154 hours ago

Jonathan Groff #6

Or, as we like to call it, "Jonathan Groff: The Sequel to The Sequel to The Sequel to The Sequel's Sequel."

by Anonymousreplies 5364 hours ago

If Datalounge had its own furtune cookies

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 Anonymousreplies 134 hours ago

Cecil the Lion hunted and killed by Minnesota Dentist

Twitter is being broken by this story.

An American dentist has been identified as the hunter who used a bow and arrow to kill one of Africa's most famous lions earlier this month.

Dr. Walter J Palmer, from the small town of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, is thought to have traveled to Zimbabwe and allegedly paid $55,000 (£35,000) for a big game permit and killed Cecil the lion.

The much loved big cat was wounded by arrow after he was allegedly lured out of the national park by the hunter's bait. After spending two days tracking the injured beast, Cecil was eventually found and shot dead. The corpse was then skinned and the head hacked off as a trophy.

Professional Zimbabwean hunter Theo Bronkhorst and local landowner Honest Ndlovu are due to appear in court this week on poaching charges for allegedly killing Cecil.

Speaking to The Star Tribune on Tuesday morning, Dr. Palmer said that he was preparing a statement, only saying, 'obviously, some things are being misreported.'

Read more:

by Dr Lulu Fongreplies 3804 hours ago

Corbin FIsher - Discussion

Redirecting from the Sean Cody thread...

Baby Connor is born!

by Anonymousreplies 3054 hours ago

Bradley Cooper's tits in Wet Hot American Summer Netflix series

Discuss amongst yourselves.

by Simon Halls Squirrelreplies 24 hours ago

World Record Bodybuilder Comes Out as Genderfluid &Trans Woman

Watch your place, Cait! Another missy is coming to snatch that T-throne of yours!

by Anonymousreplies 595 hours ago

Knock! Knock! Who's There? Cancellation! Ryan Seacrest's Show Cancelled After TWO Episodes!

“Knock Knock Live” has been yanked after just two episodes, Variety has learned.

Fox notified its affiliates Thursday that the network decided to pull the Ryan Seacrest-hosted reality show from its schedule, following less-than-stellar ratings for the summer series.

The July 21 premiere episode averaged a 0.5 rating in 18-49 and 1.7 million viewers overall, marking the smallest demo rating for any Big Four series premiere this summer. Fox is doing a bit better on Wednesday with another newcomer, “Home Free,” which is averaging a 0.9 in the demo and 3 million total viewers through its two weeks.

SEE MORE:TV Review: ‘Knock Knock Live’

The Tuesday 9 p.m. timeslot will be filled by a one-hour encore of “The Last Man on Earth” next week, and encores of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “The Last Man on Earth” going forward.

“Knock Knock” surprises regular people by bringing celebrities to their front door to give them a prize. The July 28 episode featured Justin Bieber, but failed to perform in the ratings.

Simon Fuller’s XIX Entertainment and Dick Clark Productions were behind the unscripted series, with Seacrest pulling double duty as an exec producer.

Seacrest will return to Fox in January for the final season of “American Idol.”

by Brian Dunklemanreplies 65 hours ago

Film Critic Peter Travers Fighting To Keep Job At Rolling Stone

Did not see this coming.

[quote]Veteran film critic Peter Travers, whose lively and blurb-friendly reviews have been a favorite of Hollywood studios since he joined the magazine in 1989, last week was offered a new role as a contract writer, a well-placed source tells The Hollywood Reporter.

[quote]Travers is said to have objected to the demotion, which led to a heated argument in the Rolling Stone office between Travers and editor and publisher Jann S. Wenner and talk of lawyers. "There was yelling and screaming," says the source. Negotiations now are ongoing, but the pay offered for Travers' new contractual role would be deducted from his severance package. "He was told that either way he has to be out of his office next week," the source adds.

by Anonymousreplies 245 hours ago

What was the last thing you bought yourself?

I bought new sheets for my bed and whole wheat pierogies online.

by Anonymousreplies 65 hours ago

Just saw a photo of an old high school nemesis

Cute, but he always teased me and was a general douchebag.

Just saw his photo on FB. He still works at the same minimum wage job he had when we all graduated......AND he's gotten old and FAT!

Is it bad that I'm taking great joy in this? I'm totally a bad person, I know.

by Anonymousreplies 15 hours ago

Name famous actors who have shown their cocks to the world on film

Ewan McGregor

by Anonymousreplies 395 hours ago

How To Disable A Female Rapist

Men, protect yourself!

by Anonymousreplies 05 hours ago

Rand Paul Brushes Off Questions About Lagging Campaign

"Could things be better? Sure."

by Anonymousreplies 05 hours ago

Is Nick Jonas playing yet another gay character?

His breakout acting role on DirecTV’s Kingdom turned out to be that of a (surprise!) closeted gay man and, in his recent interview with Metro, Nick is making it sound like his Scream Queens character may also be into dudes. (Fingers crossed!)

“My character is a college fraternity guy but not what you’d think – there are lots of surprises in store,” he said. “The reaction to the pilot has been great and it will cultivate an audience pretty quickly.”

A college fraternity guy but not what you’d think? Lots of surprises?

Oh my god, does that include more surprise back-alley blow jobs?

by Anonymousreplies 95 hours ago

How many men has Marc Jacobs dated?

He seems to run through men like water.

Is he such a fascinating guy or is it his fame?

by Anonymousreplies 175 hours ago

Man-Hands

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 Anonymousreplies 115 hours ago

Actors who come from mega-money

Why do trust fund babies like Rooney Mara and Armie Hammer have such an easy time in Hollywood?

Are their families funding film productions? Because they all seem to make it so quickly and easily, and not just because they don't have to wait tables.

by Julia Louis-Dreyfusreplies 1775 hours ago

X-Men: Apocalypse the 80's are back! With DL fave Olivia Munn and Michael Fassbender

Loving the costumes.

by Anonymousreplies 155 hours ago

Mariah Carey Channels Marie Antoinette In Harper’s Bazaar Icons Issue

O-M-G

by Anonymousreplies 25 hours ago

Dirk Caber

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 Anonymousreplies 1225 hours ago

Here is the first cast photo from "Unauthorized Full House" movie

and it is TERRIFYING.

by Anonymousreplies 205 hours ago

Bert Bauer ran over me in her wheelchair!

I heard she was hell on wheels but I had no idea!

by Nurse Katie replies 975 hours ago

What's the best hotel you've ever stayed at?

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 Anonymousreplies 1215 hours ago

Tara Reid in a bikini

She looks like a straight up senior citizen. Can't believe Carson Daly was once engaged to her.

by Anonymousreplies 685 hours ago

Who Is The Most Famous Fruit

Is it Eve PLUMB

or

Darryl STRAWBERRY?

or

Fiona APPLE

Any other famous fruity celebs?

by Anonymousreplies 155 hours ago

Colton Haynes Shows Off For "Workout Wednesday" On Instagram

Instinct Staff | June 18, 2015

by Anonymousreplies 1515 hours ago

Jack Mackenroth

What say you? Ever encounter him in NYC? He's an activist but how do you support yourself at that?

by Anonymousreplies 105 hours ago

I say we re-name the show "Dancing with the Emmy Award Winning Yellow-Skinned Phony"

It's kind of laughable that this show is so completely rigged, and yet the STOOPID Americans keep lapping it up like mayonnaise.

by Anonymousreplies 05 hours ago

Jamaica to Hold First LGBT Pride Celebration

While security concerns make a parade impossible, a full week of festivities have been planned.

Jamaica is, sadly, a country renown for its violent homophobia, a place where the LGBT population the Human Rights Watch have said largely "live in constant fear." Homosexuality between men is illegal (a holdover from British Colonial law), yet the Caribbean nation is nonetheless set to hold its first ever Pride celebration next week. While security concerns prevent a parade, organizers have planned an full week of events.

by Anonymousreplies 95 hours ago

DL Favorite, James Woods Sues Twitter

Well, a tweeter who claims that he's a cokehead.

by Anonymousreplies 125 hours ago

EXCLUSIVE: Valerie Harper Rushed to Hospital, 'It Doesn't Look Good,' Source Says

So now they're making it that this could truly be the end for her. Poor thing. At least she'd be going out with a bang. I can't believe what she's done since announcing her brain cancer a few years ago.

by Anonymousreplies 15 hours ago

Report: Fox Debate Rules "Generating Controversy" Among Network's Staffers

New York magazine reports that Fox News' rules for the upcoming Republican presidential debate are generating considerable controversy among staffers at the network.

Fox News has previously announced that the top 10 performers in national polls will qualify for the first debate, but the network has yet to provide clarity on which polls will be included in its tally.

Fox has described their debate as the "Cleveland Primary." Supporters of candidates near the cutoff have been buying ad time on the network to reportedly increase their likelihood of qualifying for the debate.

Gabriel Sherman writes in New York that "inside Fox, the debate is generating controversy among Ailes's senior ranks. "A Fox personality told the reporter that there is "total confusion" about the debate process, and accused Ailes and other executives of "making it up as they go along." Another personality described it as "crazy stuff" where "you have a TV executive deciding who is in -- and out -- of a debate."

According to Sherman, advisers for Gov. John Kasich and Gov. Rick Perry "have taken to lobbying Ailes and Fox executives to use polls that put their guy over the line." A source close to the Perry campaign said that "GOP fund-raiser and Ailes friend Georgette Mosbacher recently called Ailes" on his behalf. Sherman notes that "Ailes is certainly hoping to produce the best television, which would give the unpredictable Perry the advantage."

In recent days, Perry has been attacking current front-runner Donald Trump, who has benefited from Fox News promoting him. On-air personalities like Eric Bolling have reportedly been instructed by Ailes to defend the reality TV star despite the misgivings of network owner Rupert Murdoch.

A Kasich adviser told Sherman, "We don't know what methodology they're going to use. We've been asking the question and they haven't shared."

A "Fox insider" told him that "Roger likes Kasich," who used to host a show on the network, and "knows it'll look awful if the sitting governor isn't on that stage."

by Anonymousreplies 06 hours ago

Jesus Vs. Aliens: The Culture War Raging in the UFO Capital of the World

This is sort of amusing. I hope they spend their time now combating aliens.

by Anonymousreplies 06 hours ago

Legal Battle Erupts Between Surrogate Mom and Gay Dads

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 Anonymousreplies 1346 hours ago

Billionaire NBA Owner Secretly Dating Attractive Male Actor On The DL!

So the owner of the Philadelphia 76ers is "dating" a D-list actor? And buying him lavish gaudy gifts?

by Anonymousreplies 2526 hours ago

Sam Heughan, Scottish actor, lead in Outlander

Early in his career he had several gay roles. Now he appears to be getting a beard.

by Anonymousreplies 3286 hours ago

SJWs = Fault Finders

Whereas MLK preached love.

Like John Lennon, when you talk about destruction -- doncha know that you can count me out.

Warrior is for war. I'm for peace and love.

Einstein said you cannot prepare for war and peace simultaneously.

These kids don't know their history! Nor herstory!!

by Generation Xreplies 06 hours ago

Hamiltons and Stewarts

Oh, hell, to the NO! Another famewhoring family on E.

by Anonymousreplies 16 hours ago

So Does She Speak For Most Texans?

She is definitely serving Rosie O'Donnell realness in that cover photo!

by Anonymousreplies 16 hours ago

LOST FLORIDA BOAT BOYS

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 Anonymousreplies 1836 hours ago

Songs About a Season: Name One

Well written songs about a particular season paint beautiful mental pictures and evoke so many wonderful memories. Lets dedicate a thread to them. I will start with:

Autumn in New York - Sarah Vaughan

by Anonymousreplies 297 hours ago

Obama approves drilling in the arctic

I'm ashamed and horrified of this decision. I cannot believe a progressive president would allow something like this.

by Anonymousreplies 97 hours ago

Naked man, 81, arrested after 'performing sex act with a bush in his backyard'

A Connecticut man who was filmed by his outraged neighbor as he performed a sex act on a bush in his yard and in full view of the street has been arrested for 'public indecency'.

Wallace Berg, 81, was naked while 'humping' the shrub in Stratford, police told the Connecticut Post.

A neighbor saw what happened and confronted Berg who 'stopped the indecent behavior, covered himself with a grill cover, apologized to him and then went into the house,' authorities told the newspaper.

Berg was taped by the neighbor and footage was presented to police, authorities told the Connecticut Post.

Despite being on his own property Berg was clearly visible to passersby.

Berg is facing second-degree breach of peace and public indecency charges, the newspaper reported.

According to the Stratford Star, Berg is out on $10,000 bond and expected in court August 5.

Berg did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment from Daily Mail Online.

by Anonymousreplies 327 hours ago

Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley interrupted by Black Lives Matter protesters in Phoenix

Democratic presidential candidates Martin O’Malley and Bernie Sanders were heckled and constantly interrupted during an appearance at the Netroots Nation conference on Saturday, as protesters over police brutality towards African Americans took the stage in Phoenix.

O’Malley was eventually forced offstage, after the protest and his attempts to respond delayed the appearance of Sanders. O’Malley, who stood patiently throughout the interruption, which was led by Tia Oso, national coordinator for the Black Alliance for Just Immigration in Phoenix, attempted to answer questions from activists. He eventually left the stage clapping and saying rhythmically: “Black lives matter, black lives matter, black lives matter.”

Arriving on stage shortly afterwards for what turned out to be an abbreviated, 20-minute appearance, Sanders shook moderator Jose Antonio Vargas by the hand and said: “Earning your pay today?”

He then said: “Let me talk about what I’m going to talk about for a second.”

Sanders began a prepared introduction – as had been delivered by O’Malley – talking about policies, including media bias and the need for a raised minimum wage. Chants of “black lives matter” and either “save our men” or “say her name” then broke out again.

“Black lives of course matter,” Sanders said. “I spent 50 years of my life fighting for civil rights and dignity, but if you don’t want me to be here that’s OK. I don’t want to out-scream people.”

The crowd allowed Sanders to continue, and he stood and walked the stage to make points about prisons policy and other social issues, repeating his campaign theme of calling for “a strong grassroots movement which I call a revolution” and calling for more people, and young people in particular, to vote.

As activists began chanting again – changing their refrain to “I want Bernie Sanders to say my name” – he attempted to answer questions, eventually asking Vargas “What are we doing here?” and “Are you in charge here?”

Gaining some sort of hold on proceedings, Sanders said: “Black people are dying in this country because we have a criminal justice system which is out of control, a system in which over 50% of young African American kids are unemployed. It is estimated that a black baby born today has a one in four chance of ending up in the criminal justice system.”

Sanders and moderator Vargas – a journalist and film-maker who is an undocumented migrant – achieved some flow of Q-and-A conversation, on criminal justice reform, immigration and more.

On immigration, Sanders said: “I support what the president did [on executive actions in the face of Congressional intransigence] and would go further. But you have a Republican party owned by big business and too many Democrats also owned by corporate interests.”

O’Malley had spoken to Vargas for more than 20 minutes about a range of policy issues before an activist took the stage to deliver a long monologue about immigration and police violence in Arizona and beyond.

To chants of “black lives matter”, an organiser pleaded: “Give the governor a chance to respond.”

by Anonymousreplies 1747 hours ago

ATRL Music Forum's Millennials Have Nervous Breakdowns Over Barack Obama

Wow. It's crazy over there. There's been tons of threads trashing him. It used to be Millennial Liberal central.

.....

"No economy has taken so long to recover from a recession under a president, Obamacare is going to fail, deductibles are so high for some people it's not even worth having the insurance unless they get cancer or need catastrophic coverage, but they will still be stuck with with paying 6-8k. Premiums are sky rocketing as much as 20-50% for some people. Gay marriage would have happened without him. The stock market was the fed reserve enacting QE 1 2 3 pumping 85 billion in to the market every month, nothing Obama could do about that, out of his control.

Now he has potentially given Iran the bomb with this childish make a deal at any cost. Let's hope congress is strong enough to block it but if they are not Israel is going stop Iran. Let's see what's in the deal but I am guessing it's not good for us and it will give them near instant break out time once the deal is over. The whole Middle East is practically in flames, Russia is on the move and China is expanding due to his failed FP.

More people are not working than anytime since the 70's black unemployment is at an all time high and the economy contracted last quarter. Good luck finding a job if you are a 18 looking for entry level.

Yes Obama as done wonderfully. Probably the worst president we have ever had."

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"It is a bad thing when police, firefighter and teachers are losing jobs.

It has nothing to do with jobs added. Under Obama it's the losses that are occurring at the state and local level to keep states budgets in balance or at least manageable. States are required by law to submit a balanced budget with the exception of Vermont I believe. Of course they don't stay in budget and the unavoidable debt rolls in to the following year. Eventually this catches up to the state and they have to start cutting and this is what has been happening under Obama. Federal Jobs have not changed all that much. I think the Post Office has taken a huge hit but that would happen regardless.

The private sector job growth puts Obama in the middle of the pack below Reagan and Clinton but because the states are struggling it's held back the recovery.

You need to take a step back and learn some basic government and economics."

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Out come graphs showing Obama's failure to create jobs (linked)

by Anonymousreplies 187 hours ago

Movies and TV Series From Your Childhood That You View Quite Differently as an Adult

A low-rent network recently ran a marathon of Love, American Style - to my initial delight and my boyfriend's horror.

I used to love watching the show in syndication on cable in the afternoons when I was a kid. The stories and skits seemed sophisticated and sometimes racy. But one show in and I realized that as an adult, the show seemed quite facile and juvenile.

I still enjoyed the marathon (before aforementioned boyfriend pulled the plug on it) for the datedness and the bounty of recognizable actors (Old Hollywood stars slumming, seventies sitcom staples, game show regulars, and a surprising number of up-and-comers, plus more black actors with their own stories than on a regular series at the time), but the humor really came up short.

The theme song and opening credits, however, still please me to no end.

Other child-to-adult re-assessments?

by Anonymousreplies 787 hours ago

I want a Maltese

It's time for me to get a dog. Are they good lap dogs?

by Anonymousreplies 78 hours ago

Johnny Galecki buys a house

What do we think?

by Anonymousreplies 18 hours ago

Terry Miller's Instagram

He's getting ready to bolt, isn't he?

by Anonymousreplies 3448 hours ago

Malaysia 370 , New book and new theories to sell

Could any of it be true? Please read all of the interesting comments after the positive and negative reviews of the book for more information.

by Anonymousreplies 88 hours ago

Sean Cody III - American Whorror Stories

The hate thirst continues - All-American boys, sexy racists, born-again beefcake - discuss your favorite G4P here

by Anonymousreplies 1068 hours ago

16 Times Steve Grand Slayed Summer In A Skimp Speedo

Mary, mother of god!

by Anonymousreplies 1588 hours ago

Survey: 50% of Gay Pride attendees are heterosexual

As if this weren't blatantly obvious.. At least as many straight women as gay men attended.

Time for a gay men's only pride parade?

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A recent survey out of Europe has found that nearly half of all Pride participants are heterosexual — and many of them join the celebration spontaneously. 5 According to Pink News UK, the survey was conducted by researchers from the University of Gothenburg during last year’s Pride Festival in Stockholm, Sweden, but wasn’t released until this year, as the city began preparing to celebrate it’s 18th Pride which started July 17 and continues through August 1.

Researchers found that six out of 10 people at last summer’s Pride Parade were women, and four out of 10 were heterosexual.

Other results found that every third individual who partook in the celebration did so spontaneously, and that 42 percent of last year’s participants were between the ages of 30 and 49 years old compared to 35 percent who were under the age of 29.

Not that heterosexuals will be usurping Gay Pride anytime soon. As we reported yesterday, last weekend, a Seattle man tried organizing a “Heterosexual Pride” parade and nobody showed up except the event’s coordinator, Anthony Rebello.

by Anonymousreplies 739 hours ago

Cam4 stalkers

Don't these people have jobs?

It is like whenever a model they are into pops on, they automatically follow and constantly message/distract the performer.

Case in point, the performer Fitdude82. This other guy, calvindurham, always pops on and just chats and chats and chats....

by see for yourselfreplies 49 hours ago

Oh my dear GOD, this cam...

The worst part is that they're all related.

by Anonymousreplies 39 hours ago

Valerie Harper rushed to hospital after backstage collapse in Maine.

No, you did not say she was faking. Take it back!

by Anonymousreplies 109 hours ago

Audiotape recording of Jonestown cult members drinking the Kool-Aid

Good lord!

Complete with screaming children and Jim Jones's increasingly frantic exhortations to drink up: "For God's sake, let's get on with it, let's be done with the agony of it":

by Anonymousreplies 010 hours ago

Tasteful friends of the DL, what do we think of this charming seaside home?

Could you live in it year round?

by Anonymousreplies 1910 hours ago

Any writers here?

Has anyone written a screen play, book, short story, comic etc... have you tried to publish it or actually published?

by Anonymousreplies 10010 hours ago

America: Thoughts on the country

From what I've heard, it's a place where there is always something going, always something to do. It is also a place where people are easily accepted so long as you are capable. You also get a sense, anything you do there could have international impact.

by Anonymousreplies 910 hours ago

Oscars 2016 Predictions

Just a heads up, the insufferable, mediocre and star of often bad films, Jake G is cert for Southpaw, finally, his whole career is about winning an oscar. Also Rita Ora best supporting actress for Southpaw. I think this Jake trying to be De Niro. You know what they say, if can't win an Oscar on your own terms do an impression of De Niro or Pacino.

Actresses, I think Saoirse Ronan is front runner.

by Anonymousreplies 7610 hours ago

Deja Vu: Valerie Harper Ill

"Doesn't Look Good"

by Anonymousreplies 3610 hours ago

Cody Linley, former Disney twink

From Miley's Hannah Montana. Cute? Thoughts?

by Anonymousreplies 4110 hours ago

Judy Garland's "A Star Is Born"

I just watched Judy Garland's "A Star Is Born" and I've got to say that I find it shocking she didn't win the Oscar for that performance. There are so many scenes that were phenomenal: The Man That Got Away, the 'dinner show' sequence at home, the Academy Award scene, the dressing room breakdown scene, the screaming scene at home after Norman's death....any one of them would have propelled another actress onto an Oscar. It just boggles my mind that Grace Kelly's subdued performance beat this dazzling star turn. And everyone always talks about how amazing it is that The Man That Got Away is filmed in one, long take--and it is amazing, Cukor said no other actress in Hollywood could have done it that way--but there is also one extraordinarily long take in the 'dinner show' sequence that is nearly as jaw-dropping. It is a tour-de-force performance in every sense. Yes, her weight fluctuated (who cares?) and she does not always look her best (fault of the DP if you ask me; the lighting is downright bad in some scenes) but it is still Garland at her peak and she is thrilling. She was robbed of that Oscar.

by Anonymousreplies 33510 hours ago

Wtf is Jussy Timberlake up to now

Best day of his life!

by Anonymousreplies 1010 hours ago

David Burtka has to leave Broadway show mid-performance!!!!!

why? did Neil need his lunch prepared for the next day?

by Anonymousreplies 1810 hours ago

A Chorus Line preview audio tape

Several exist but this is the first I know of that made its way to YouTube. Completely invaluable history of the show and those familiar with it will be likely fascinated to hear the changes made. Significant is the entire Cassie sequence, although not as gripping as the mental breakdown monologue. I actually prefer this version to the one they finally went with though I don't know if this version of "Music and the Mirror" included the backup dancers. But listen to that applause go on and on and on. And yes, this version features the shock ending.

by Anonymousreplies 910 hours ago

Armie Hammer desperately tries to stunt for the camera to return to relevance

Talks about nude photos on Kimmel

by Anonymousreplies 510 hours ago

The thing that immediately reminds you of the 1980s

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 Anonymousreplies 4510 hours ago

Tom Daley: 'I always knew I was attracted to guys'

Tom Daley: 'I always knew I was attracted to guys'

After London 2012, the Olympic diver reached a low. Then he travelled the world, fell in love, came out (on his own terms) – and hit the form of his life

by Anonymousreplies 18911 hours ago

I was supposed to go to a sex party this weekend but now I have a (non STD) lump on my dick.

I'm not sure what to do. I saw a doctor and it's just a blocked sebaceous gland that could take ~4 weeks to go away. I assume anyone looking at it would think it is a genital wart or herpes, but I don't know. The room will be dark, but it's palpable. What would you do? Guys who like "big softies" always like me, cuz it's basically 5x5 flaccid...but does the bump ruin the whole thing?

I'll post a pic if it's necessary, but there's nothing new in the pic that's not in the description. My skin is messed up from the Acanya gel and the band-aids etc...so I didn't feel like posting a pic. Thanks!

by Anonymousreplies 9611 hours ago

Alec Baldwin endorses Donald Trump

"I'd love to see Trump win"

by Anonymousreplies 1711 hours ago

LOOKING for the HBO Movie.

Per request.

by Anonymousreplies 3611 hours ago

Cary Grant and Randolph Scott Lovers?

Were they lovers? They lived together for 12 years and some say their marriages were shams. What do you say or know?

by Anonymousreplies 37811 hours ago

Did Bravo drop Kathy Griffin?

She used to have a contract with the network to deliver two stand-up comedy specials per year, but she hasn't done one in over a year. She also used to be a regular on WWHL, but she hasn't been a guest on that show in ages. What's the deal?

by Anonymousreplies 4311 hours ago

Maria Sharapova and her candy line Sugapova have you tried it?

She has made $3million dollars in revenue selling it.

by Anonymousreplies 211 hours ago

JC Chasez

What do we know about him? Big cock?

by Anonymousreplies 27111 hours ago

Soul Train

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.

Chicago origins

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.

Later years

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 Headreplies 9011 hours ago

How does Kyle Richards of Real Housewives have so much money?

She's not a Hilton...

by Anonymousreplies 3911 hours ago

Another Republican joins the Clown Car! Ex. VA Gov. Jim Gilmore becomes 17th GOP candidate

55 minutes ago

Former Virginia governor Jim Gilmore is joining an already large Republican presidential field, filing paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday to make his candidacy official.

Gilmore told the Richmond Times-Dispatch in July that he was planning a run for the 2016 GOP nomination and would formally announce in August.

This won’t be the first White House run for Gilmore, who served as governor of Virginia from 1998 to 2002 and also had a brief stint as chairman of the Republican National Committee. He briefly sought the 2008 nod, before dropping out in July 2007.

Gilmore, who also lost a Virginia Senate race in 2008 in a landslide, will again face an uphill climb to gain traction in his second presidential bid.

by Anonymousreplies 1011 hours ago

Which male athletes would make good looking women and why?

Ronaldo? How would they look in women's clothes? Makeup? What atteibutes do they have that would make them look good as women? No Cait answers please.

by Anonymousreplies 2511 hours ago

Why did M cast Mamie over Grace in that new movie.

Is this child abuse? Which one is the abused, the included or the left out.

by Greplies 411 hours ago

Halle Berry’s Marriage To Olivier Martinez Might Be Over

A source tells Radar that Halle Berry and her husband of only 2 years Olivier Martinez are separated and living in different places.

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Damn, why all these juicy stories come out when I'm off on vacation?

by Wendy Williamsreplies 1911 hours ago

Tasteful friends: Elizabeth Taylor's Over-The-Top Palm Springs Home

They don't call Palm Springs "Hollywood's playground" for nothing.

by Anonymousreplies 711 hours ago

How is Trans* rights related to Men's Rights Activism?

I've seen them linked to each other here on DL, but can't quite wrap my head around it. Help, please?

A trans advocate called me a "man hater" because I don't support transwomen being in the ladies loo. I thought that was strange...and then today, I saw a transman trash women for their "abusive sexism toward men."

What is the connection between trans and MRA?

Does trans exist so the most powerful group on the planet (straight, white men) can now self-identify as victims?

Are men becoming women so they can more easily hate on them?

Isn't it misogynist to say that men are brave to become women because women are so hated and it's a big step down for them?

by Anonymousreplies 4911 hours ago

Woody Allen attempts to explain creepy relationship with Soon Yi : "She deferred to me"

So much for the "he was never a father figure to her" excuse. He basically admits he's a father figure to her.

Sick fuck.

Cosby his ass, please.

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Always one to shy away from interviews, Woody Allen is finally opening up about his wife, Soon-Yi Previn, and the sexual-abuse allegations against him made by his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow.

In a new interview with NPR, per Vanity Fair, Allen gets candid about his relationship with his wife, who also happens to be Mia Farrow's adopted daughter. (Allen and Farrow were in a serious relationship at the time.).

"I started the relationship with [Previn] and I thought it would just be a fling," he tells NPR's Sam Fragoso. "It wouldn't be serious, but it had a life of its own. And I never thought it would be anything more. Then we started going together, then we started living together, and we were enjoying it.

Although Allen is 35 years Previn's senior, he explains that the dramatic age difference was irrelevant. "And the age difference didn't seem to matter," he adds. "It seemed to work in our favor actually."

In fact, the famed writer and director tells Fragoso that their relationship took on a fatherly quality, as he was able to teach her things while she kept him young with her energy.

"She enjoyed being introduced to many, many things that I knew from experience, and I enjoyed showing her those things," he explains. "I'm 35 years older, and somehow, through no fault of mine or hers, the dynamic worked. I was paternal. She responded to someone paternal. I liked her youth and energy. She deferred to me, and I was happy to give her an enormous amount of decision making just as a gift and let her take charge of so many things."

Describing his relationship as "paternal" might seem like he's flip-flopping, as both Previn and Allen previously told reporters in the 1990s that their relationship is anything but fatherly.

"To think that Woody was in any way a father or stepfather to me is laughable," Previn told Time magazine.

"She's probably more mature than I am," Allen said in a separate interview.

During the interview, Allen was also willing to discuss the sexual-abuse allegations, which resurfaced after Dylan penned an open letter to the New York Times and detailed supposed instances when Allen took her to their house's attic and sexually assaulted her when she was just 7 years old. Although the initial claims from 1992 were investigated, charges weren't pursued because Dylan was said to be "too fragile."

Allen consistently has denied the allegations, also penning a New York Times op-ed to explain his side of the story.

"Of course I did not molest Dylan," he wrote in response to Dylan's letter. "The self-serving transparency of her malevolence seemed so obvious I didn't even hire a lawyer to defend myself. It was my show business attorney who told me she was bringing the accusation to the police and I would need a criminal lawyer."

He continued, "I naïvely thought the accusation would be dismissed out of hand because of course, I hadn't molested Dylan and any rational person would see the ploy for what it was. Common sense would prevail. After all, I was a 56-year-old man who had never before (or after) been accused of child molestation."

Fragoso asked Allen whether or not the scandal has affected his movies' viewership.

"I would say no. I always had a small audience. People did not come in great abundance and they still don't, and I've maintained the same audience over the years," he tells NPR.

by Anonymousreplies 5612 hours ago

Five favorite Spandau Ballet songs.

1. Only when you leave

2. Paint me down

3. Gold

4. To cut a long story short

5. Lifeline

by Anonymousreplies 2812 hours ago

Six Stabbed by Ultra-Orthodox nut at Jerusalem Gay Pride

It's breaking of course.

by Anonymousreplies 8712 hours ago

Edward Furlong

Alive?

by Anonymousreplies 2212 hours ago

I think a much younger man is interested in me.

I have only dated one twenty-something, and it was a fucking D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R.

Now, another one is apparently interested. Even younger than the first!

Does anyone here have experience with younger guys? I've only dated same age/older, and don't know if the "young'uns" are worth the time and trouble.

by Elder Edreplies 1212 hours ago

Black Lives Matter

That should be our main theme if we want to win in 2016. It says everything.

by Anonymousreplies 712 hours ago

Psychology Today: Straight Dudes who have Sex with Dudes explain themselves to researchers

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 Anonymousreplies 21912 hours ago

Stock market news from China.

China’s efforts this week to stem the tide of losses on its main stock market failed on Friday when the Shanghai Composite index plunged a further 5.8%, taking the drop in share values to 28% since their June peak.

Panic selling wiped more than £2tn off the value of Chinese-listed companies and traders signalled the rout would extend into next week.

by Is this bad?replies 9112 hours ago

Mormon Church So Upset With Equality They May Create Anti-gay Alternative to the Boy Scouts

So what exactly would mormon boy scouts be like?

Merit badges for most complicated underwear?

by Anonymousreplies 712 hours ago

"Bitch; I'm Madonna" hits #1 on club charts

Just curious, is this getting played frequently at your local club?

Do people enjoy dancing to it? If so, describe your patrons. Gay, straight, black, white, young, fraus, etc...

by Anonymousreplies 512 hours ago

Adult film star Armond Rizzo

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 Anonymousreplies 10512 hours ago

Report: Bi/Gay NFL players would come out if media and public would not focus on their sexual orientation

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 Fongreplies 1212 hours ago

Why is red hair so disliked?

I remember reading in Anne of green gables, how Anne disliked her red hair and longed for auburn or brunette hair. Why is it so disliked? I haven't seen red hair disliked in real life so I'm assuming it's something of the past?

by Anonymousreplies 1012 hours ago

Deutschland 83, new series on Sundance TV

Anyone watching this this German import series on Sundance TV? It's pretty good--sort of reminds me of The Americans. Same era and great 80s soundtrack.

The lead guy is cute, and there just might be some gay content coming up...

I will say the subtitles are a bit hard to read sometimes.

by Anonymousreplies 912 hours ago

I'm Not Handicapped, I'm Handi-capable.

You heard me

by Melanie Watson-Bernhardtreplies 312 hours ago

A Gritty Adaptation of 'Little Women' Is In Works!

Written by Jolly, Little Women is described as a hyper-stylized, gritty adaptation of the 1868 novel by Louisa May Alcott, in which disparate half-sisters Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy band together in order to survive the dystopic streets of Philadelphia and unravel a conspiracy that stretches far beyond anything they have ever imagined – all while trying not to kill each other in the process.

Who would you cast, DL?

by Anonymousreplies 1312 hours ago

Kodi streaming tv

Does anyone know how to use this? I am not all that tech savvy. Someone from work recommended it to me, but I'm not too sure if it's worthwhile or not. Have any of you out there used this before? Is it better/worse than Netflix? Just looking for opinions, thanks.

by Anonymousreplies 412 hours ago

President Obama Unveils Bold New 2020 Strategy to Decrease HIV Infections By 25%

Widespread testing and linkage to care, enabling people living with HIV to access treatment early.

Broad support (from housing and transportation to treatment adherence) for people living with HIV to remain engaged in comprehensive care.

Universal viral suppression among people living with HIV.

Full access to comprehensive pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) services for those whom it is appropriate and desired.

That sound your hear is republican heads exploding in the distance.

by Anonymousreplies 1212 hours ago

Gisele Bundchen dons a burqa - pisses off French people and Islamic people

She was doing it to hide the fact that she had plastic surgery!

by Anonymousreplies 1212 hours ago

Things That Won't Die

Fake, long extensions on mature women

Man buns

Valerie Harper

by Anonymousreplies 712 hours ago

Describe your hole

Well?

by Big Holereplies 1712 hours ago

I can't watch One Day at a Time

That girl's daddy fucked her pussy!

by Anonymousreplies 012 hours ago

'The View' Reportedly Bringing Back A Familiar Face Next Season

Sherri Shepherd, a veteran co-host of the daytime show, is expected to appear in about 50 episodes as a lead contributor.

by Anonymousreplies 512 hours ago

A Place to Call Home

Have any of you watched this Australian nighttime drama?

It is very soapy, but fun. And has a gay story. It takes place in early 1950s Australia and revolves around a conniving, rich, snobby cunt who looks like Aunt Bea, but who is constantly plotting.

They guys are cute and the storylines are so about to be over-the-top, but the acting is good enough (for the most part) to bring you back into the story.

by James Bligh, Dreaming About Hot Naked Dudesreplies 512 hours ago

Babs Bush the younger

THE time-honored way to speak of young people is with horror. They’re wild, reckless, irresponsible, narcissistic, immoral and hopeless — and always have been.

Now along comes this generation of millennials, and we have a problem. They are raised on “service projects,” apply to Teach for America in torrents and donate to charity at a higher rate (87 percent) than their elders. Basically, they’ve stabbed us older generations in the back with their idealism and altruism, robbing us of the opportunity to feel superior.

One of the exemplars of this trend, also catering to it, is Barbara Bush, 33. Yes, President George W. Bush’s daughter — the one you perhaps last heard of when she was busted for underage drinking in 2001.

That was a relief, for it indicated some youthful irresponsibility for us to cluck-cluck at: A daughter and granddaughter of presidents, and she provokes a scandal!

But Barbara joined her father on a 2003 trip to Africa and was staggered by the human toll of AIDS in Uganda. “That inequity blew my mind,” she recalled.

So she returned to Yale and took health classes, and then quietly took a job (while her father was still in the White House) in a South African hospital, often working with children with AIDS.

After her return, she and five friends began brainstorming about how to help recruit more people to global health. Her connections opened doors — she’s frank about that — and they ended up starting Global Health Corps, initially intended as a kind of Teach for America for global health. Bush became chief executive at age 26.

Today Global Health Corps is booming. It receives nearly 6,000 applications a year for fewer than 150 positions as fellows. Half of the fellows are American and half foreign, mostly African, and the program gets plenty of praise from health professionals. Barbara Bush acknowledges that her last name has opened doors and helped Global Health Corps expand, and she offers no apologies for her name.

“I’m crazy about my family,” she said. “I was very much taught to care about the world.”

She has a reputation as the liberal in the family (like her grandmother, also a Barbara), for she has spoken out in favor of gay rights, lives in New York City, and at Global Health Corps has built ties to abortion rights groups like Planned Parenthood Global and Marie Stopes International.

Still, she’s wary of being pinned down too much. “I’m not a huge fan of labels,” she said, citing the Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s comments about the perils of reducing anything to “a single story.”

“It’s easy to single-story a lot of the people who are very important to me,” she said.

I asked if it was sometimes awkward when friends were snarky about her father (I’ve been critical myself). “I went to college when my dad was running for president, and that’s pretty awkward,” she replied. “I don’t take it personally.”

Her passion for service certainly echoes widely in her generation. Dr. Paul Farmer, the globe-trotting co-founder of Partners in Health, emailed me from Rwanda (where he was working with Global Health Corps fellows) to say that when he was going into medical school there was little interest in global health. Now young people are passionate about getting involved.

“Looks from my vantage point that the ‘me generation’ (mine) has been replaced by a millennial generation much more focused on others,” he wrote.

Global Health Corps fellows, typically in their late 20s, are placed with groups like Partners in Health or Covenant House, in Africa and in America. Whether in Zambia or in the United States, two fellows work for a year side by side, one from the host country and one from abroad.

by Anonymousreplies 913 hours ago

Can any marriage survive in Hollywood?

I can't think of any long term successful H'wood marriages. Ever since Devito and Perlman called it quits, I've felt that none of the Tinsletown couples have a shot at lifelong love.

by Anonymousreplies 713 hours ago

Have you ever worked two jobs?

Tell me about it and what you did.

by Anonymousreplies 613 hours ago

There's Gonna Be A Live Exorcism On TV!

No, really.

by Anonymousreplies 013 hours ago

Is Philadelphia really this bad?

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 Anonymousreplies 9513 hours ago

Psychopathic vs Sociopathic

Is there a difference? Can someone give an example?

[Celebrity A] is psychopathic, but [Celebrity B] is sociopathic.

by Anonymousreplies 4613 hours ago

Characteristics of a civilized society

—Equal legal protections for all racial, ethnic and religious groups and all sexual orientations

—Total equality between men and women

—Marriage equality

—Universal suffrage

—No slavery

—A willingness to go to war only as a last resort, not a first resort

—Due process of law

—Citizens' economic, social and political rights are protected by law

Anything else I've overlooked?

by Anonymousreplies 1713 hours ago

If Kris Kardashian Jenner had had more daughters, what would their names have been?

Kourtney

Kim

Khloe

Kendall

Kylie

What else?

by Anonymousreplies 9213 hours ago

Bill Cosby Got A Queer Teen Banned From TV For Behaving "Inappropriately"

Lesbian singer/songwriter Janis Ian took to her Facebook to recount her run in with Bill Cosby on the 60's televison show The Smothers Brothers A 16-year-old Ian says she was booked on the same show as Cosby who "warned" other TV stations and programs about booking the musician as she was not “suitable family entertainment.” Ian suggests it was because Cosby saw her sitting in another woman's lap in the green room.

by Anonymousreplies 7313 hours ago

Elton John’s Estranged Mother Misses Her Son, So She Befriends An Impersonator

Madonna is not the only woman Elton John has a beef with. The 68-year-old singer has not spoken to his 90-year-old mother, Sheila Farebrother, in years and she’s starting to miss her only son. So she’s done what any sensible mother of a gay icon would do: befriended an Elton John impersonator to fill her void.

It all started back in March when Farebrother turned 90. When the real Elton declined the invitation to attend the birthday bash, she enlisted an impersonator, Paul Bacon, to perform in his stead.

Bacon is based in London and belongs to a group called Ultimate Elton. He did such a fine job that Farebrother stayed in touch with him after the party and the two have since struck up a friendship. They are in touch and Farebrother has gone to see Bacon perform several times in London.

“She’s keeping in touch, which is very nice,” Bacon told the Times. “I get the odd email from her, which for me is quite surreal, given what I do. She genuinely loves the music. This is kind of a nod to him.”

Bacon admits he’s not entirely sure why Elton’s mother is so smitten by him, but you don’t have to be Freud to make some educated guesses. “I don’t know [if watching me reminds her of her son],” he says. “It’s so difficult to say. Perhaps it’s a way of keeping in touch with the music. We do talk about him.”

He added: “From my point of view, it’s fascinating as a fan to hear some of the stories I’ve heard through the media and to hear them at first hand.”

No word just yet on how the real Elton feels about this unlikely friendship.

by Anonymousreplies 113 hours ago

Is it possible for a straight man to take this photo?

I can't imagine any straight dude would be in this pose.

by Anonymousreplies 713 hours ago

Downtown LA

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 Anonymousreplies 5113 hours ago

7/28 Huff Post Article On Matt Shepard Murder

I found this article insightful & painful but accurate.

by Anonymousreplies 1313 hours ago

This is the latest sensation in NYC

.... among the gay elite.

by A Listerreplies 5614 hours ago

Mormonboyz

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 Anonymousreplies 5614 hours ago

Transwomen who complain straight guys don't want them...

I find a certain perniciousness in this ongoing narrative of claiming sexual agency over heterosexual men...

by Anonymousreplies 3014 hours ago

Let's talk about CPW

I've been watching it on some bootleg dvds and am loving it! It's especially fun when they added Gerald McRaney and Raquel Welch. Madchen Amick is great as the junior bitch.

by Anonymousreplies 514 hours ago

In your opinion what I s the best city in the world?

from what I hear Santa Cruz California.

by Anonymousreplies 5114 hours ago

Are you a fan of facial hair on men?

I'm not. Some seem to think its masculine, but I don't. And it's especially gross when there's food stuck in the hair.

by Anonymousreplies 714 hours ago

Comedians you just HATE - from any era

Andrew Dice Clay

Eddie Murphy

Mike Myers

I could never see what people enjoyed about these three.

by Anonymousreplies 16714 hours ago

Michfest 2015 is in NY State!

That's right! Michigan Fest is happening in Plattsburgh NY on August 15th! And they're serving penis shaped meat! It triggers! It offends!!

by Nell Moonspinnerreplies 514 hours ago

Dating Naked

The new guy, "Chris," is really hot. And very well hung -- per the comments from fellow contestants on the show.

by Anonymousreplies 3714 hours ago

Darren Criss - When will he come out?

According to that Blind Item he's edging closer to the closet door, but when will he and Mia Swier split?

by Anonymousreplies 32214 hours ago

Robin Quivers sings "I Will Always Love You".

Amazing.

by Anonymousreplies 1414 hours ago

Let's get this straight. Zac Efron : Gay or Striaght or Bi ?

Is there any proof that he plays for our team other than those high school musicals and apparent feminine face( which is stereotyping TBH ) ?

by Anonymousreplies 714 hours ago

Instagram Fitness Models, Part II.

The original Part Two was 3:02ed.

Here's Max Emerson:

by Anonymousreplies 9314 hours ago

Donald Trump Would Consider Tapping Sarah Palin For Future Trump Administration

Yep.

by Anonymousreplies 4014 hours ago

Why Does Datalounge Constantly Have So Many Threads About The 1980s?

What's with the hard-on for this decade here?

by Anonymousreplies 615 hours ago

A Dose of Faux Reality: Poll Says Fox Is Most Trusted

We live in a reality where, according to a poll, Fox News is the most trusted news source.

Yes, that Fox News. Twenty-nine percent of those who responded to a Quinnipiac University poll named Fox as their most trusted news source. But the silver lining is 57 percent trust other networks more, with CNN coming in second at 22 percent. Also, only one in five thinks Fox has the most trustworthy journalism.

Lest anyone think this is some sort of stamp of approval for Fox, even a former employee of the network said, “No one expects the truth.” The poll reveals something deeper about how consumers view of news. Only 7 percent think the news as a whole is more trustworthy than it was during the prime years of network news, i.e. the Walter Cronkite, John Chancellor, Peter Jennings era.

Unsurprisingly, Republicans trust Fox.

The poll comes as NBC’s Brian Williams sits out a six-month suspension and Fox’s Bill O”Reilly faces questions about the veracity of some of his past reporting.

Respondents in the Quinnipiac poll were asked about both men, and a plurality believed Williams should be given another chance while about half haven’t heard enough about O’Reilly to have an opinion on whether he should be disciplined.

by Anonymousreplies 815 hours ago

Jessica Alba's Honest Company's sunscreen lotion burns people!

Oops. Aha!

by Anonymousreplies 1315 hours ago

Shocking image by Palin

Those videos are starting a trend

by Anonymousreplies 1115 hours ago

Rebel Wilson says America needs new gun laws after Lafayette theater shooting

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 Anonymousreplies 3315 hours ago

Was the Civil War about slavery?

YES, of course! But there are still relatively smart southern americans who insist it was northern aggression and/or "economics".

Why can't they simply admit it was? And move past that.

by Anonymousreplies 10315 hours ago

John Kerry Urged To Deny Visas To Spouses Of Diplomats From Anti-Gay Countries

Welp.

by Anonymousreplies 115 hours ago

How do you spank the monkey?

I use an old, soft tee shirt over the penis - it feels warm like a glove. I use a rag because when I shoot I shoot all over the place.

by Anonymous replies 115 hours ago

Mass shooting at movie theater in Lafayette, LA

It never stops.

@SDickersonTDA: Police have Grand 16 surrounded after man opens fire on movie theater. Multiple injuries have been reported. Suspect may be in custody.

by Anonymousreplies 15015 hours ago

Dialing the phone with a pencil

I used to think it was go glamorous when I saw women do this on TV. So I started doing it too. Imagine if you will -- 10 y/o boy dialing the phone with a pencil, being all glamorous and stuff.

by: $5 Bill 09/26/2003 @ 17:42

So, I'm the only freak that did this? Is that what you're saying? Figures.

by: $5 Bill 09/26/2003 @ 18:01

I did it too. OK? I also used to moisten the tips of my fingers when turning the page of a book. Just a quick touch to the tongue. Very chic.

I used to insist that there'd be no crusts on my sandwiches.

I would wear scarves at all times of the year.

People pretty much knew I was a fag from the time I could walk.

by: anonymous 09/26/2003 @ 18:04

Yeah, I did that a few times when I was a kid. I lift my pinkie when I take a sip of a beverage, and I can't help it.

by: anonymous 09/26/2003 @ 18:08

I also held my milk glass like it was a scotch on the rocks. Sipping slowly.

by: $5 Bill 09/26/2003 @ 18:10

LOL, I loved dialing the phone with a pen or pencil, I thought it looked so sophisticated. In retrospect it must have looked pretty obvious I was a pre-teen Queen in training. I also used to use a pen or pencil to push the buttons on a calculator. My male fifth-grade prick of a teacher used to yell at me for doing that.

by: anonymous 09/26/2003 @ 18:13

Excuuuuuse me!!! What is "dialing the phone"? And what is a "pencil"?

by: anonymous 09/26/2003 @ 19:19

"What is "dialing the phone"? And what is a "pencil"?" Unless you have no arms, I can't imagine you not knowing what these two things are. What do you call it when you press the buttons on your phone in a methodical fashion establishing a numerical pattern that corresponds to a business or person you are trying to reach?

by: anonymous 09/26/2003 @ 19:23

Women didn't really do it to be glamorous though, they did it so they wouldn't chip their manicures.

by: anonymous 09/26/2003 @ 20:21

I love you, OP. I wanted to do this, too. I also wanted to snap off my clip-on earring before I got on the line to manipulate the man on the other end (a la Alexis Carrington). I also wanted a parasol, by my mother refused.

by: anonymous 09/26/2003 @ 20:28

Did you walk with one hand on your hip? Did you walk around with a towel turban after taking a bath?

Did you cross your legs by putting one knee over the other?

by: anonymous 09/26/2003 @ 20:33

A parasol...goddamn.... I would affect all of the above- the phone/pencil thing, the scarves, the pinkie...but how about straightening imaginary panty hose seams while in swim shorts -you know- running your hands up your leg from the ankle up- or the Manicurist thing: letting your nails soften in dishwasher gel after you saw Madge doing it on the commercial" Your soaking in it!!!!"

by: anonymous 09/26/2003 @ 20:36

I did all of the above and MORE. I thought smoking and cigarette holders were very sophisticated. So I made my own. I rolled paper and coloured a lit end and filter on them. These I carried in an empty ciggy pack I found. I would put these into the LONG holder [coloured black with littel sparkles glued to the end to resemble diamonds...just like Audrey in BAT's]. I would then walk around the neighborhood like a model [hips thrust WAY forward and a hand on my hip] puffing away on the thing. I never noticed that the neighbor's drapes would slowly close as I came into their view, walking by sashaying and a puffing. I think I was 6.

I wore an ascot for as long as I can remember.

by: anonymous 09/27/2003 @ 07:49

These are hilarious. I used to stuff socks in the shoulders of my bathrobe and pose in the bathroom mirror like I was some 1940's movie star sitting for publicity shots. You know, arms folded and looking up at odd angles. I also used to stand over the living room heating duct and let the air blow my robe up and pretend I was Marilyn. Honey, I was gay when gay wasn't cool (to paraphrase an old C&W song.)

by: anonymous 09/27/2003 @ 09:31

'Fess up, you guys --- each and every one

by Anonymousreplies 5915 hours ago

Missing Saudi Girl Found

Police have found a 12-year-old girl after she had vanished from an ice cream shop at one of the malls in south Jeddah after midnight Sunday.

Makkah Police spokesman Col. Ati Al-Qurashi said the girl, Haneen, was taken to hospital for medical checkups to make sure she was not injured or violated in any way.

“The girl seemed healthy and well. The hospital reports showed she had not been injured in any way. Police had analyzed surveillance tapes of the mall and combed nearby areas. She was found in one of the neighboring districts. It turned out that the girl was never kidnapped, she only got lost,” said Al-Qurashi.

The girl’s father, Abdulaziz, said he and his family came from Madinah and were visiting the city for recreation.

“I was in the mall with my family taking dinner at 11:45 p.m. My daughter went to an ice cream shop but did not return. After more than an hour we started searching for her all over the mall, but our efforts were in vain,” Abdulaziz said.

Alhamdulilah for the safe return of your beloved daughter. We have to vigilant at all times with children. May Allah bless you and your family Ameen.

by Anonymousreplies 515 hours ago

Law & Order director, a married father, charged with child sex abuse for sharing lewd video online of girls as young as six

A Law & Order director has been charged with child sex abuse for owning videos in which children as young as six strip and masturbate.

Jason 'Jace' Alexander, 51, allegedly published a short film on the file-sharing site Torrent showing a 12-year-old girl performing sex acts in June, according to a police report seen by the New York Post.

The married father-of-two was investigated after detectives found child pornography online and traced the IP address to his home in Westchester County, New York, the report claims.

During a search on the property, police allegedly found another video on Alexander's computer that shows a six-year-old girl masturbating.

He was arrested on Wednesday afternoon and posted $10,000 bail. He will appear at Dobbs Ferry Court in Westchester County, New York, on November 19.

If convicted, Alexander faces up to seven years in state prison.

Alexander, who has also directed TV shows such as Rescue Me and The Blacklist, is the only child of Emmy-award-winning actress Jane Alexander.

His stepfather is director-producer Edwin Sherin, who has also directed episodes of Law & Order.

He is married to actress Maddie Corman, who has starred in Law & Order and Maid In Manhattan. The couple have two 11-year-old twin sons.

Alexander's 21-year career includes a TV movie about Jodi Arias, the aspiring photographer who was found guilty of murdering her lover in a murder trial that gripped the nation.

He has also worked as an actor. He starred in Eight Men Out with John Cusack and Charlie Sheen. In 1988 he appeared in Crocodile Dundee II as a hobo, and in 1994 he played the part of a robber in the hit show Clueless.

by Anonymousreplies 2715 hours ago

Morrissey: I was Sexually Assaulted by a TSA Agent

Morrissey claims that during a recent stop at San Francisco International Airport, a security officer “sexually assaulted” him. In a post on True to You, he wrote:

[quote] At 2:30 in the afternoon I went through the usual airport security procedure including the stand-up ‘scanner’, and all was well – no bleeps and nothing unusual. Before I could gather my belongings from the usual array of trays I was approached by an “airport security officer” who stopped me, crouched before me and groped my penis and testicles. He quickly moved away as an older “airport security officer” approached.

by Anonymousreplies 2215 hours ago

What was the first car you ever owned?

Mine was an AMC Gremlin. I know, but I honestly didn't think it was that ugly and besides, my parents bought it for me and there were quite a few of them on the road back then.

by Anonymousreplies 3815 hours ago

Bombshell - Hollywood superstar and American Icon Julia Roberts is heading for divorce

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 Anonymousreplies 12815 hours ago

Is penis size still important for tops or those who lean towards topping?

The question in the title...

by Anonymousreplies 2515 hours ago

Actor Leslie Jordan - Confrontation in WeHo Over Homophobic Slur

Actor Leslie Jordan - Confrontation in WeHo Over Homophobic Slur

43 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF

Actor Leslie Jordan fashioned his own style of justice by dousing a guy with a cold Starbucks drink after someone in the guy's group hurled a homophobic slur.

The "Will and Grace" star was at a Starbucks Wednesday on Santa Monica Blvd -- the heart of WeHo -- when cops say 3 young men were waiting in line, loudly talking to each other about heterosexual exploits.

We're told at one point the manager asked the men to leave, and as they left one of them yelled, "You will die f****** f******."

Jordan, who was inside Starbucks, followed the men out and started to reprimand them, and when one of the men allegedly came at him, Leslie doused him with his cold drink.

L.A. County Sheriff's deputies were called and the three men were cuffed because they refused to calm down. The men were interviewed but ultimately not arrested because no crime was committed. A Sheriff's official tells us deputies got the names of the 3 men and documented the disturbance as a "hate incident," so it's on file.

Leslie was not arrested for throwing the drink.

by Anonymousreplies 715 hours ago

Mayor Of Reno Apologizes For Flying Rainbow Flag Over City Hall

sigh.

by Anonymousreplies 015 hours ago

New TVLand show IMPASTOR

Guy on the run from a loan shark assumes the identity of a dead minister, only to find out the minister was gay and his parishioners know it. So he has to fend off advances from gay men while dealing with his frustration at not being able to be a hetero horndog. Hilarity ensues (not). Michael Rosenbaum from SMALLVILLE plays the lead.

I know that TVLand markets nostaglia, but isn't this the kind of show that should have died back in the 70s?

The NY Times review today was bad.

by Anonymousreplies 2815 hours ago

Analyze his ass - Brazilian whore edition!

Discuss.

by Anonymousreplies 2415 hours ago

Journey to Mars

We've pretty much proved hardware can survive the trip, and people can survive the journey. We'd need to sent support packages up before people arrived, and after they deployed, along with tools, auxillary fuel, and shelter, but it seems as of now, those who go there, stay there.

How close do you think we are to the feat, or does it seem we've abandoned the project, outside of "studies"?

by Anonymousreplies 415 hours ago

Do you have a cum rag and if so what is it and if so how often do you wash it?

Thanks

by Anonymousreplies 4215 hours ago

Ignoring people by accident

Scrolling with my index finger on a mobile device has resulted in my clicking on the ignore button on dozens of innocent posters. So far I have not wanted to ignore anyone, but my ignore list is packed.

Whereas on a regular desktop unit, you can easily unignore people, I haven't found a way to do so with a mobile unit. Help!

by Anonymousreplies 1216 hours ago

Pussy Cat Lives Matter (all 9 of them) - Riots for Cecil

Feds concerned, protesters angry over MN dentist killing Cecil the lion

by Anonymousreplies 1416 hours ago

Holy Thetan! Nude Tom Cruise Scientology Shroud’s Package Is Xenormous.

Umm.

by Anonymousreplies 1416 hours ago

Sponge Lady goes orgasmic over Rainbow Sponges!

The noises of ecstasy must be heard to be believed!

by Anonymousreplies 316 hours ago

Corrupt Police Officers Run Rampant- Post Mugshot And Stories Here..

Everyday I'm hearing a new horror story of a cop misusing his power.

by Anonymousreplies 1616 hours ago

Barbara Colby

Her death was 40 years ago this week. Senseless!

by Ancient E1dergheyreplies 216 hours ago

Is MSNBC's "The Cycle" no more?

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 Politicsreplies 1916 hours ago

Exclusive: More MSNBC Changes Coming with Three Shows Out, Hard News and Chuck Todd Back

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 13116 hours ago

Which unimportant (supporting/extra) character do you like in films?

I like T1000 from Terminator Genisys. It's too bad he couldn't be the main bad dude in Genisys; I really liked him; the guy was so hot. I think it would've been a way better film had he had a bigger role.

by Anonymousreplies 516 hours ago

Which CEO would you like to suck-off?

Power is an aphrodisiac.

by Anonymousreplies 6617 hours ago

BREAKING: Giuliana leaving E News.

But will stay on the network "in other roles".

I feel bad. She should have thrown Kathy Griffin under the bus when had the chance. Maybe she can get a job on the Insider or ET.

Meanwhile, Kelly Osbourne must be laughing her ass off.

by Anonymousreplies 3617 hours ago

Fever Delirium

Nowadays, people take (and kids are given) acetaminophen or ibuprofen at the first sign of fever. So many young people have never seen fever delirium.

My cousin woke up in his playpen one day and started yelling that our favorite uncle was here. We kids ran into the bedroom, thinking Uncle Bill must have come into the house via the back door, but he wasn't there.

"Uncle Bill's not here!"

"Yes he was, but he's outside now. Look, he was just at the window!"

We looked. No uncle Bill.

Then my cousin started saying that Officer Joe Bolton had come in and visited him, and whispered to him when everyone thought he (my cousin) was asleep. Officer Joe Bolton was a local tv host for the Our Gang comedies in the afternoon.

We started getting pushed off at my cousin for lying, but my aunt said he was just delirious because he'd been sick with mumps or measles and his temperature had risen while he was asleep.

Did you ever see someone who was delirious from medical (not psychological) fever?

by Anonymousreplies 117 hours ago

Zac Efron Shows Off His Cock In Blue Singlet

Must be a grower. He carries around Magnum condoms after all.

Sure has a busted face for a 28 year old. Must be all the drugs.

by Anonymousreplies 13417 hours ago

Did Jimmy Kimmel make a transphobic joke about Caitlyn Jenner?

On Monday night's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, Jimmy Kimmel appeared to make a transphobic joke about Caitlyn Jenner. After showing a clip from her new show "I Am Cait" in which Kanye meets her for the first time since her transition, he focused on Kanye's seemingly disgusted reaction and said the punchline "It's hard coming face to face with your father-in-law's cleavage."

[italic]Kanye's face in slow motion had me laughing out loud. And I'm not anti-trans, but I am anti Kardashian and I usually loathe Kimmel.[/italic]

by Anonymousreplies 517 hours ago

Water pollution at 2016 Summer Olympics remains a concern

Amid continuing worry about pollution at open-water sites for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, a new study shows swimmers and boaters could face serious health risks.

The venues where numerous events will take place are tainted with human sewage, according to tests conducted over five months by the Associated Press.

The situation remains a concern to the International Olympic Committee.

“On the one hand we see great progress, on the other there is no time to lose," IOC President Thomas Bach told reporters this week.

Earlier this year, Brazilian officials acknowledged they would fall short of their goal to greatly decrease pollution in Guanabara Bay, where sailors and windsurfers will compete.

Bach expressed hope for improvement, saying, "Given the fact that the organizing committee has acknowledged its challenges, we are very confident we will have a great Games in one year because acknowledging challenges is the first and most important step to overcoming them.”

by Anonymousreplies 217 hours ago

Cillian Murphy

He's so painfully skinny and sometimes looks a bit like a junkie, but my god, he's pretty. Don't really know much about him...anyone have any good gossip?

by Anonymousreplies 7617 hours ago

Bill Cosby tried to have16-year-old Janis Ian banned from TV for being a lesbian

[quote] [...]A while later, my manager called me into her office. "What happened at the Smothers Brothers show?!" I had no idea what she was talking about, and said so. "Well, no one else on TV is willing to have you on. Not out there, anyway." Why? I wondered. And was told that Cosby, seeing me asleep in the chaperone's lap, had made it his business to "warn" other shows that I wasn't "suitable family entertainment", was probably a lesbian, and shouldn't be on television.

[quote] Again, a reminder. I was 16. I'd never slept with a man, I'd never slept with a woman. Hell, I barely been kissed, and that in the middle of the summer camp sports area, next to the ping pong table.

[quote] Banned from TV. Unbelievable. Bless Johnny Carson and his producer Freddy de Cordova, one of the nicest men I've ever worked with, because they didn't listen. Or maybe they didn't give a damn. I don't know. I do know that they broke the barrier Cosby tried to create.

by Anonymousreplies 1017 hours ago

Bradley James To Play Lead In Lifetime’s ‘The Omen’ Sequel Series ‘Damien'; Shekhar Kapur To Direct

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 Morganreplies 39117 hours ago

Jose Canseco is going to live as a woman for a week to support Caitlyn Jenner

Just call him Bash Sister.

Former MLB slugger Jose Canseco, one of the Bash Brother (along with Mark McGwire) when he played for the A's, says he plans to show his support for Caitlyn Jenner, the former Olympic decathalon gold medalist Bruce Jenner, by “dressing up and living as a woman for a week.”

In his post-baseball life, Canseco has penned a New York Times bestseller (“Juiced”) that blew the lid off baseball’s steroid culture; fought against former NFL player Vai Sikahema (a loss) and “Patridge Family” actor Danny Bonaduce (a draw) in celebrity boxing matches; and famously blew his finger off in a gun accident in his Las Vegas home last October.

Now Canseco seems to be taking a stand for LGBT rights, even if he says he was “kind of against” Bruce Jenner’s decision to transition into a woman.

“The only thing I can do is confirm it,” Canseco told the Daily News Wednesday, referring to a TMZ report that reported he would live as a woman. “I can't say exactly how it's going to be done yet. It will be done for about a week — it will be on my Internet show called, ‘Spend a day with Jose.’

“Once it's completely done, I will be dressing up and living as a woman for a week. I'm talking about full everything.”

To paraphrase Aerosmith, the dude will look like a lady.

“In the very beginning, I didn't understand it, so I was kind of like, against it,” said Canseco. “Once I watched it more and more, and realized what it really entailed what he was going through, I started supporting him.”

The 51-year-old self-proclaimed “Godfather of steroids” last played in the majors in 2001 for the White Sox, and became a whistleblower of sorts on baseball’s steroid culture, first penning “Juiced” and then testifying before Congress in 2005 during a hearing that also featured his fellow Bash Brother Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Rafael Palmeiro and Curt Schilling.

by Anonymousreplies 3617 hours ago

Porn actors Johnny V, Joey D and Luke Adams announce they are a "thruple"

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.

DLers discuss!

by Anonymousreplies 13718 hours ago

"a living hell," - shooting a movie with Alejandro G. Inarritu

The guy seems like the biggest hypocrite.

by Anonymousreplies 11918 hours ago

FACE OFF- Season Nine Starts On Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Cute contestants ?? Kevon ? Ricky ??

by Anonymousreplies 1118 hours ago

Ewan McGregor

What men have fucked him? Please, don't say Kevin Spacey (I know he gets around. Depressing to think that creep had Colin Farrell's sweet cock in his mouth in the 90s).

by Anonymousreplies 6818 hours ago

Are there any gay Roosevelts?

There must be some. None of them are involved in politics anymore, so you'd think at least one of them would be out.

by Anonymousreplies 618 hours ago

Michael Pitt, Part II

Continue.

by Anonymousreplies 9419 hours ago

Cody Christian - Getting Buff For Teen Wolf

Cody Christian, known for his role as Mike on Pretty Little Liars will be recurring on this coming season of Teen Wolf. Most fans just know him as Aria's (a character on PLL) little brother but he has surely grown up. It seems he is really packing on the pounds for Teen Wolf.

:D

by Anonymousreplies 4619 hours ago

Another Dan Bilzerian post

No, I'm not the DB troll, but just amused that every time this dude farts, the media sniffs it and writes about it.

Blah blah blah rich meow meow meow VIP zzzzzzzzzzzzz.

by Anonymousreplies 019 hours ago

Big Brother 17 contestant Clay Honeycut's Cock

Dick slip.

by Anonymousreplies 219 hours ago

Legionnaires' disease sickens 31 in South Bronx; 2 die

An outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease has sickened 31 people in the South Bronx, two of whom have died, New York City health officials said Thursday.

Officials issued a plea for anyone in that part of the city who is experiencing symptoms of the disease — fever, cough, difficulty breathing, headache or muscle pains — to seek medical care immediately.

“Don’t put this off. Go to your doctor,” Dr. Mary Bassett, the city’s health commissioner, said at a news conference Wednesday with Mayor Bill de Blasio. “Right now the main message is seek care early.”

The commissioner said the outbreak was “an evolving situation,” adding that the city had not yet identified its source.

The first case was identified on July 10 and since then, 31 cases have been confirmed, she said. No details were immediately given about the two people who had died.

by Anonymousreplies 219 hours ago

MSNBC Rumor Alert: Olbermann Coming Back? Several Shows Getting Slashed?

Late last year, as MSNBC bled primetime viewers, network chief Phil Griffin openly sought to “broaden” the channel’s coverage, away from progressive commentary-heavy talk shows and back to human interest stories and hard news. Since then, multiple shows have been cancelled and jobs have been called into question.

Mediaite has learned that an MSNBC Town Hall meeting is scheduled for July 23 with returning NBC News president Andy Lack, and that many staffers are, quote, “freaking out.” Why? Well, because the struggling cable net has to figure out how to overhaul its programming following two of its worst quarterly performances in recent memory.

According to multiple sources within the network, the biggest rumor to emerge is that MSNBC has engaged in talks with soon-to-be-departed ESPN2 host Keith Olbermann about returning to the cable network’s primetime lineup. Olbermann previously hosted Countdown from 2003 until 2011, and was an immensely controversial figure for the network, both internally and externally (2003 was a return to the network for Olbermann after a previously contentious run in the ’90s as well). For myriad reasons, it would be a stunning turn of events if Olbermann came back, but one could certainly argue that right now they need each other more than ever.

But even a theoretical Olbermann return could suggest MSNBC’s desire to get back into the fiery primetime wars, and also highlights the reality that several other shows are likely on the chopping block.

Multiple sources within the network tell us that several shows are at risk: All In with Chris Hayes, which currently runs at 8 p.m., opposite Fox’s ratings titan in The O’Reilly Factor; PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton, which features the controversial host’s commentary in the 6 p.m. hour; and The Ed Show, which was cancelled once before, moved to the weekend, and then revived at 5 p.m. on weekdays.

According to the sources, top officials are eyeing the cancellation of Hayes’ nightly program after 27 months of lackluster ratings. The show was meant to replicate the success of similarly wonky, younger-demo-appealing Rachel Maddow, but continually failed to achieve ratings, especially while competing with Bill O’Reilly. Hayes would likely be offered a roving reporter role, similar to the one Ronan Farrow received following the cancellation of his show earlier this year.

Sharpton’s show could be axed or more likely moved to the weekends — if he would accept that demotion — our sources say. Long considered untouchable because of the immense power and influence he wields, Sharpton has become something of a liability for the network seeking to shift away from its deeply left-wing image. Not to mention, his role in facilitating the NBC merger with Comcast has come under legal fire from black-owned media groups and questions that have been raised about his advocacy and tax bills.

Ed Schultz‘s show seems destined for change — whether it be cancellation or another weekend move — as it occasionally hits new lows in viewership and routinely finishes fourth in the key cable news demo of 25-to-54-year-olds. Although, in his defense, the lead-in he receives from Alex Wagner at 4 p.m. is usually anemic.

Which brings us to another key problem for MSNBC bigwigs: how to revive its daytime programming that sometimes loses to the ratings challenged Al Jazeera America in demo ratings and, some suggest, sets the poor performance tone for the primetime shows.

Under the leadership of current SVP Yvette Miley — a veteran of local and national news coverage — it would seem natural for MSNBC’s daytime programming to shift towards hard and breaking news reporting. But the costs of doing so are prohibitive: Flourishing newsrooms like Fox and CNN require an expensive corral of camera crews, reporters, satellite and assignment desks, etc. — something MSNBC has comparatively lacked in recent years, seemingly by design. And Miley has been at the helm for six years with little success in that arena.

by Andrew Kirellreplies 6719 hours ago

Valerie Harper Rushed to Hospital

She was taken to Maine Hospital Wednesday night after being found unconscious in her dressing room. Harper was appearing in "Nice Work If You Can Get It" at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Harper was to appear as the mother of the hero Millicent Winter (Estelle Parsons role on Broadway) with Sally Struthers in the Judy Kaye role of Duchess Estonia Dulworth.

“Valerie Harper was taken to a local hospital as a precaution before her July 29 evening performance of Nice Work If You Can Get It, at the Ogunquit Playhouse, after reporting that she was not feeling well,” Bradford T. Kenney, Executive Artistic Director, said. “The audiences and all of us here at the Playhouse are greatly enjoying our time with Valerie here in Ogunquit, and we are encouraged that she is feeling better.” The show is running until mid-August and there is no word as to when Harper will return.

"A statement Thursday says she's "resting comfortably and will remain in the hospital for observation for the time being." However, a source told Entertainment Tonight that Harper is not doing well. "Just know it's very bad."

Bradford Kenney, executive artistic director, says playhouse officials and audiences are encouraged to hear that she's feeling better."

by Anonymousreplies 419 hours ago

So I got my offer to install Windows 10 this morning

Then midway through the lengthy process, I get a screen saying "we're installing all this stuff and Windows will shut down and come back on a few times. Relax and come back later" --- or something to that effect.

When I came back later the laptop was shut off, so I turn it on and immediately get one of those crashy notices typed in Courrier stating that my device overheated and Windows shut it down into hibernation but now it should be OK (BTW it's a two year old HP laptop that has always been wonderful).

Then a notice comes on "restoring your previous version of windows" with a spinning wheel that goes on for about 5 minutes. Next thing I know, voilá, back to where I had been an hour before.

Is that it? Have I been expelled? Am I not going to enjoy a free upgrade?

If so, Microsoft is an Asshole!

by The Hour I'm Not Getting Backreplies 219 hours ago

David Muir

Wants Diane's job.

by Anonymousreplies 24319 hours ago

Meredith Talusan's review of Fun Home

excerpts from review written by the albino trans woman of color :

They do so in the context of an American legal and social system where homosexuality is the form of gender-nonconformity that has proven most difficult to repress, because physical and romantic desire is such a cornerstone of Western subject formation. Its resilience has helped homosexuality become the site of activism, albeit at the expense of the wider collection of gender-nonconforming identities that transgender and nonbinary people inhabit.

Conflating sexuality and gender expression makes Americans uncomfortable, as the delicately negotiated terrain of sexual politics has tried to demarcate a line between the two. But this line was erected for specific purposes that benefit binary (or binary-presenting), cisgender gay people at the expense of transgender and nonbinary people. This is a line permitted by a heterosexist regime that has now come to frame homosexuality as merely a variation of itself, as evidenced by the jubilant and self-congratulatory reaction around the legalization of same-sex marriage in the U.S. As the poetry collective Darkmatter recently asserted, “in order for ‘homosexuality’ to become de-pathologized, gender nonconformity had to become re-pathologized. Gayness had to distinguish itself from trans: ‘We are not freaks like them.’ The modern gay subject only emerged in distinguishing him/herself from gender nonconformity.”

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The significant tensions between gays and lesbians, on the one hand, and trans and other gender-nonconforming people, on the other, are a result of how the gay and lesbian political movement has sought to retain its cisgender privilege, even as it was won through the sacrifice of many individuals within the larger space of gender-nonconformity in which gays and lesbians are only one part. Foucault argued that homosexuality is a modern phenomenon generated by isolating same-sex desire as a mark of identity, which only works by presuming an artificially stable and binary gender system. The modern gay rights movement has successfully promoted that artifice for its own strategic benefit even before Stonewall.

In an individualist, privacy-driven society, it’s been easier to protect the gender variance of homosexuality because it happens largely behind closed doors, or otherwise expresses itself in public through variations of heterosexist norm, such as images of gay marriage that reiterate a quintessentially patriarchal and heterosexual institution.

by Anonymousreplies 1919 hours ago

DiCaprio has a new model

Doesn't he ever get tired of this? Like changing tires on a car at this point.

by Anonymousreplies 7719 hours ago

*gasp* STEVEN!!

And with that, we kick off the latest edition of "Commercials We're Loving Right Now"

by This should be a short threadreplies 320 hours ago

An Ex-Gay is Running for Governor of Missouri

An Ex-Gay State Senator Is Running For Governor In Missouri

But Bob Dixon says his years of "teenage confusion" are behind him.

Nick Visser Associate Editor, The Huffington Post Posted: 07/29/2015

When Missouri state Sen. Bob Dixon (R), announced his candidacy for governor in early July, he touted his staunch conservative ideals, a desire to "get government out of the way" and his firm belief in traditional marriage. Last week, he also released a statement clarifying his past as a young gay man -- an experience he attributes to a bout of "teenage confusion."

In the release, Dixon says abuse during childhood led to uncertainty about his sexuality and a five-year spell of being gay, the Springfield News-Leader reported. But a "religious experience" in 1988 helped him change his sexual orientation, and the gubernatorial candidate has been forthcoming about the experience in hopes of squelching the "blood sport" aspect of politics.

“I have put the childhood abuse, and the teenage confusion behind me," the statement reads. "What others intended for harm has resulted in untold good. I have overcome, and will not allow evil to win."

Dixon has been married to a woman for about 25 years and has three children. His office did not respond to The Huffington Post's request for comment.

During his fight against that "evil," Dixon said he's been strongly aligned with a slew of conservative stumping points.

"I’m 100 percent pro-life," he said in his campaign announcement. "I’m a strong supporter of the Second Amendment. Actually, I’m a strong supporter of the whole Constitution. And I’ve spent about the last 23 years as a strong supporter of traditional marriage."

Dr. Jack Drescher, a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst based in New York City, told HuffPost it would be unethical to comment on an individual he hasn't examined, but said storylines like Dixon's are common in the ex-gay community.

"In the ex-gay movement, that's how people learn not to blame themselves: They find a narrative to not make themselves a bad person," Drescher said. "[Dixon] is not the first person who believes this."

You can read Dixon's full statement below.

by Anonymousreplies 320 hours ago

Fox host: The role of modern women is to ‘engage in a little horizontal hula and then make him a sandwich’

I'm really sick and tired of hearing about this same dumb bitch over at Fox News.

Fox News host Andrea Tantaros advised women on Thursday that they should always be ready to give their man a sandwich after sex and a beer after his shower if they wanted the relationship to last.

Earlier this week, Glamour magazine retracted a column of tips for making men falling in love after women complained that the list was misogynistic.

Tantaros, however, said that ideas like making a man a snack after sex was not taking women back to the 1950s.

“Look at this list, it has great suggestions in here!” she exclaimed. “After you engage in a little horizontal hula, make him a sandwich. That’s not called 1950s. That’s called kindness. And frankly, I think women should do a little more of that.”

“What’s wrong with giving your man a brewski when he comes out of the shower?” Tantaros asked.

“Who needs a brewski out of the shower?” comedian Ryan Reiss chimed in. “What are you dating Don Draper? What’s going on? I’ve never gotten out of the shower and been like, ‘I need to get drunk quick.'”

“You don’t have the right woman,” co-host Stacey Dash insisted. “I think that’s why divorce rates are so high. Women don’t know how to take care of their men anymore.”

Reiss speculated that husbands had affairs with their housekeepers because “they have a great outfit and they cook great.”

“If you’re not answering the door in your lingerie, maybe he’ll run off with the neighbor,” Tantaros agreed.

“I don’t think it has to do with taking women back in time, I just think it’s kindness,” she continued. “I’m a very traditional old-fashioned girl and I do these things for my man. I do. And that’s why they are always smiling.”

“And they’re drunk,” Reiss added. “Because you give them beer right out of the shower.”

Watch the video below from Fox News’ Outnumbered, broadcast July 30, 2015.

by Anonymousreplies 1020 hours ago

Movie Costume Designers

Sometimes their clothes add so much to the scenes that I think their work deserves to be singled out. What movies have you seen in where the costumes (male/female) made an impression on you. Thread inspired by Eiko Ishioka's work on Dracula. Piero Tosi's work in 'Death in Venice' is great as well. Below a shot of Silvana Mangano.

by Anonymousreplies 6920 hours ago

In light of the slight drop in ratings on GMA.

Nearly 18 months after leaving ABC News for NBC Sports, Josh Elliott is in talks to return to his old job as the news reader on “Good Morning America,” Variety has learned.

According to two people with knowledge of the situation, ABC executives are potentially open to a plan to buy Elliott out of his $4 million-a-year contract at NBC, and put him back on “GMA,” so he can help the morning show fend off “Today,” which has been gaining in the key ad demo.

If the deal is reached, it’s not clear how soon Elliott would return, but it could mean a reshuffling of talent on “GMA.” A source says executives at ABC News believe the current lineup of personalities — led by George Stephanopoulos and Robin Roberts, along with Amy Robach, Ginger Zee and Lara Spencer — isn’t as gender-balanced as it once was, which is why they are open to bringing Elliott back.

Another source says NBC has an incentive to cut Elliott loose, because he’s an expensive talent who hasn’t been producing much early into his four-year contract.

by Anonymousreplies 120 hours ago

The Real World "Facts of Life."

If "the Facts of Life" were real and not a TV show what would've been different.

In the episode where Natalie and Tootie had a fight, Tootie would've called Natalie the "K" word and Natalie would've called Tootie the "N" word.

There would have been not one episode about lez love but many, many seeing it was a boarding school and all.

Cousin Gerri would've been Tootie's cousin 'cause rich white people abort defective babies.

Jo would never have been allowed to be valedictorian over those rich girls who PAID for their tuition.

Zsa Zsa would've never said "not" to buy her cosmetics

What else?

by Anonymousreplies 420 hours ago

How masculine or feminine are you?

Alright try to be honest bitches. If a stranger met you taking into account your normal looks, voice and mannerisms how masculine or feminine do you come across? Curious how most posters see themselves. Gay or primarily gay men only of course

by Anonymousreplies 20820 hours ago

Aaron Schock shells out $1M-plus in legal fees...that in itself is pretty incriminating.

Former Rep. Aaron Schock’s political committee has paid more than $1 million to lawyers in several states, and owes another roughly $750,000, according to newly released campaign reports. Schock (R-Ill.) resigned after POLITICO reported that he had billed the government and his campaign for driving 170,000 miles on a personal car. Schock’s car only had roughly 80,000 miles on it when he sold it.

Schock spent a total of $1,048,147 for legal services, according to his campaign finance filing. He spent $500,000 with McGuire Woods, a Richmond, Virginia, based law firm. McGuire Woods partner George Terwilliger, a former top official at the Justice Department, is representing Schock. He owes Jones Day $746,985, according to the Federal Election Commission report, which was made public Wednesday. Furthermore, he refunded $60,000 of political favors.

by Anonymousreplies 4820 hours ago

Hackers turn pro-Confederate Facebook group into celebration of Obama, Islam and LGBT rights

Haha!

by Anonymousreplies 620 hours ago

There are rumors that with the change coming MSNBC's lineup, Alex Wagner might be promoted to NBC News

If you guys have been watching Today show, Lester Holt was recently promoted to NBC Nightly News so Weekend Today has been a void since his promotion. The constant rotation of male hosts and new change in management often means change in direction of the show and talent. Alex Wagner has been in discussion about possibly being promoted to NBC News as a correspondent or she may become the new Weekend Today anchor.

I don't know if that means Erica Hill's anchor spot is in jeopardy, this won't be the first time she has been moved around a lot she was at CNN and CBS. She received a lot of criticism from viewers when she was appointed Jenna Wolfe's spot as co-anchor back in 2012, which made an odd transition and a difficult time for viewers to warm up to her.

What do you think about Alex Wagner's possible promotion?

by Anonymousreplies 1121 hours ago

Best asses in Hollywood history

Women: Doris Day

Men: Gene Kelly

by Anonymousreplies 5521 hours ago

Who's Gay in Sports, Part 3

Continuing from Part 2, closed at 600 replies. Previous thread link below.

by Anonymousreplies 121 hours ago

Can someone explain Cara Delevigne to me?

She is so aggressively ordinary that the question must be asked. What is it about this girl that has her poised to be the biggest supermodel since Gisele?

by Anonymousreplies 10921 hours ago

Rimming.

As a top I love to rim a hot ass. However, I'm not really a big fan of having it done to me. What say you other tops and bottoms?

by Anonymousreplies 021 hours ago

Who is the hottest male with a woman's body?

Well?

by Anonymousreplies 2521 hours ago

Excited about BBC's celebration of Agatha Christie's 125th Birthday?

The British TV company is producing two adaptation to honor Christie: Partners in Crime which features the sleuthing couple, Tommy and Tuppence, and Christie’s masterpiece And Then There Were None. As a Christie fan, I'm looking forward to these, especially now that Poirot has ended its run.

by Anonymousreplies 14a day ago

Which novel disturbed you psychologically?

I was a bit disturbed by the Giver and the Maestro and their ending of ambiguity which I did not experience before. It's just as well, an introduction to a cruel world.

Once a kid in my class said they found the x rated version of the Maestro, which was already x rated enough.

by Anonymousreplies 9a day ago

Books you are reading - part 2

Does anyone have recommendations?

by Anonymousreplies 289a day ago

20 Poorest Cities In America

And guess which ones are in the pack. New York City, Los Angeles, Philly and others you'd never suspect. And plenty you'd think would be in the list that aren't.

by Anonymousreplies 19a day ago

Fans Rebel At Madonna Prices

Well?

by Anonymousreplies 18a day ago

Actors/Actresses Who Never Have to Work Again

Tom Cruise, Jennifer Aniston, Jerry Seinfeld, Roseanne Barr, Tom Hanks.

Anyone else?

by Anonymousreplies 72a day ago

Outlander finale

Anyone check this out! That gay rape scene was intense!!

by Joseph replies 34a day ago

Up to six men stabbed at gay pride march in Jerusalem

As many as six participants in the Jerusalem gay pride march have been stabbed by an assailant described by police as a suspected ultra-Orthodox Jewish man.

The Magen David Adom, the Israeli equivalent of the Red Cross, said two of the casualties were in serious condition.

Israeli media said the suspect in the stabbing had recently been released from prison after having been convicted of stabbing three people during the parade 10 years ago.

A police spokeswoman, Luba Samri, told Reuters that a suspected ultra-Orthodox Jewish man had carried out the attack.

An eyewitness, Zoe Shoshei, 18, told the Guardian that she was speaking to a man when the suspect came up behind them, pushed her to the ground and attacked with what she described as a “very big knife”.

He stabbed the man in the back “as if to say: ‘I hate you’”, she said. Shoshei said the man, who she described as between 30 and 35, was running into the crowd and stabbing for what felt like minutes before police brought him to the ground. The victims were all male, she said.

The march has long been a focus of tension between Israel’s predominantly secular majority and the ultra-Orthodox Jewish minority, who object to homosexuality.

Jerusalem’s annual gay pride parade is smaller and more restrained than the annual gay pride march in Tel Aviv, which was attended by some 100,000 revellers last month.

Before the march, a representative of the far-right Lehava group told the Jerusalem Post in an interview that it considered homosexuality the same as “robbing a bank” and believed it was destroying the Jewish nation.

Israel is widely seen as having liberal gay rights policies, despite the ultra-Orthodox hostility towards homosexuals, particularly men.

The Jewish state repealed a ban on consensual same-sex sexual acts in 1988.

by Anonymousreplies 1a day ago

What's the best way to buy a car?

I'm terrible at bargaining.

What's your advice when buying a car?

by Anonymousreplies 42a day ago

Old Time Cross Dressing Stars

We have lots of speculation on gay old time movie stars, but were there any transgendered or cross dressing stars from the old days, besides MIlton Berle of course.

by Anonymousreplies 4a day ago

Man Arrested After Shooting Down Drone Hovering Over His Property

A man has been arrested in Kentucky after shooting down a camera-equipped drone that was hovering on his property. Considering the drone’s presence above his property to be an invasion of privacy, William H. Merideth blasted it out of the sky using a shotgun. Merideth told Ars Technica: "It was hovering, I would never have shot it if it was flying. When he came down with a video camera right over my back deck, that’s not going to work. I know they’re neat little vehicles, but one of those users shouldn’t be flying into people’s yards and videotaping.”

Merideth was arrested for first degree criminal mischief and first degree wanton endangerment and released the following day

by Anonymousreplies 4a day ago

My Morning Toilette!!

1. Shower

2.Wash face with a white vinegar/water solution. While waiting to dry, slap under chin with hand

3.Moisturize face with virgin coconut oil. Wait 5 minutes and then blot

4.Seal in freshness with a moisturizer.

This is how I stay looking 45 when I'm actually 47! What's your morning routine?

by Anonymousreplies 27a day ago

WEHT the God Warrior?

DARK SIDED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by Anonymousreplies 5a day ago

What are you doing today?

This morning it is snowing again. I am going to read for a couple of hours, do chores, make myself some homemade soup for lunch.

This afternoon, I will go outside and try to shovel, work at my computer until dinnertime, talk to my BF at around 8pm. Watch some tv until 10. Go to bed.

Wow, I am so boring.

by Anonymousreplies 19a day ago

WHET Virtual Reality?

It was a huge part of pop culture in the '90s, with films like The Lawnmower Man, Johnny Mnemonic, Total Recall, The Matrix, etc. I was led to believe we would all be having virtual sex on the regular by now, and nobody would have to worry about STDs or having to lower one's standards of attractiveness to get laid. So why didn't it happen? Will it ever?

by Anonymousreplies 2a day ago

WHET Martika?

Late 80's/early 90's pop tartlet.

One of many bitches to cover a Prince song.

Who got some, got some, got some, in Martika's kitchen?

by Sheena's sugar walls replies 2a day ago

Why isn't Wilma's mom a DL icon?

She meets all the qualifications.

by Anonymousreplies 5a day ago

Truly Unique Voices In Singing Or Speech That You Recognize Instantly..

Stevie Nicks

Walter Ctoncite

Richard Nixon

Marylin Monroe

by Anonymousreplies 85a day ago

Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)

Why is she still allowed to be the Chair of the DNC?

In this interview with Wolf Blitzer on CNN, she says she hasn't even decided whether she will support the Iran Deal.

What sort of message does it send when the head of the DNC is so lukewarm in supporting her President?

by Anonymousreplies 18a day ago

These Black Gay Dads And Their Three Kids Have The Cutest Instagram Ever

Kordale and his partner, Kaleb, live in Atlanta with their three kids. And man, are they killing it on Instagram with the cuteness.

“Being fathers is getting our daughters up at 5:30am making breakfast getting them dressed for school and putting them on the bus by 6:30. This is a typical day in our household.”

by Anonymousreplies 134a day ago

Why was Charlotte from SATC so fixated a fucking baby?

Yeah, I'm at home today watching reruns and surfing the net.

by Anonymousreplies 0a day ago

It's time we re-visit Wentworth Miller DL-style

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 Anonymousreplies 173a day ago

Why are parents anti-vax but not HRT?

HRT is potentially carcinogenic. It definitely has not been thoroughly researched and tested.

Why are parents freely giving their kids HRT without question but adamantly oppose vaccinations because they might be linked to autism?

by Anonymousreplies 10a day ago

'Street Artists' - creative activists or trashy spray paint vandals?

Show your favorites where you are, and the worst!

by I, Candyreplies 11a day ago

Immigrant in U.S. illegally was released before Ohio crime spree in which he's charged

A Mexican man living in the U.S. illegally had been stopped by Ohio authorities and released weeks before a crime spree in which he's suspected that left one woman dead, officials said.

Juan Emmanuel Razo-Ramirez, 35, is accused of attempting to rape a 14-year-old girl, shooting a woman in the arm, killing another woman in her home, then getting in a shootout with police in Lake County, Ohio, on Monday.

Razo-Ramirez, who has no criminal record, had been stopped on July 7 by Lake County sheriff’s officials. They released him after speaking with federal immigration officials.

“As far as I can tell, and from what I heard him admit, he says he’s undocumented — he’s not legally in the United States,” Lake County Prosecuting Atty. Charles Coulson said in an interview Wednesday.

Painesville Municipal Judge Mike Cicconetti appeared furious at Tuesday’s arraignment. “He’s here illegally? And they didn’t take him? ... I can’t set a bond high enough.” He set bond at $10 million.

Razo-Ramirez pleaded not guilty to attempted murder. More charges are expected to be filed.

The Department of Homeland Security said it would pursue deportation after the trial, and after Razo-Ramirez serves any sentence that may be imposed.

The case comes almost four weeks after the fatal shooting of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle on San Francisco's embarcadero July 1. The man charged in that case, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, 52, is an immigrant in the country illegally, and a seven-time felon who has been deported to his native Mexico five times.

He was shielded from another deportation by San Francisco’s status as a “sanctuary city.”

The facts of the Ohio case are significantly different.

Lake County deputies said they stopped Razo-Ramirez July 7 for “moping around” and acting suspiciously near a residential area, and he admitted to officers that he was in the country illegally, said Lake County Sheriff Daniel A. Dunlap.

But when the deputies conducted a conference call with Border Patrol agents, Razo-Ramirez did not admit being in the country illegally, officials said.

“Without such a determination, the agents had no legal basis to file a detainer to hold the subject,” the Department of Homeland Security said in a statement.

Razo-Ramirez had no apparent criminal record and the deputies could find no evidence he had committed a crime, Dunlap said, so they let him go instead of trying to hold him until immigration agents could interview him in person.

“We don’t just trump up charges on people so that we can hold them,” Dunlap said, adding that he didn’t buy into stereotypes about immigrants. “Here’s where I stand on this: All cops aren’t dumb dolts who shoot mentally ill people carrying knives, and not all Latinos are bad people.”

Columbus-based immigration attorney Ken Robinson called officials’ handling of the July 7 stop “the new normal” for national immigration policy.

by Anonymousreplies 3a day ago

Where is the Nude Selfie of Bachelor Juan Pablo?

In February a bunch of news outlets claimed that the Bachelor had "fully nude and erect" photos that he was texting. So, how come these never surfaced?

by Anonymousreplies 4a day ago

Dick Bass dies at 85; Texas oilman was first to scale 'seven summits'

Dick Bass, a poetry-spouting Texas oilman who was the first climber to scale the highest peak on each of the seven continents and for a time was the oldest to top Mt. Everest, has died. He was 85.

Bass died Sunday at his home in Dallas. He had pulmonary fibrosis, according to a statement from Snowbird, the Utah ski resort he started in 1971 and owned until 2014.

At various times in his career, he also was a part-owner of ski areas in Vail and Aspen. He owned ranches in Texas and coal mines in Alaska. He grew up around the oil fields of Oklahoma, where his father, Harry W. Bass, developed portable drilling rigs and became one of the largest natural-gas processors in the U.S.

"I chose my father very carefully," Bass later said. "He gave me the perfect launching pad."

by Anonymousreplies 1a day ago

Uma Thurman : What happened to her once A-list career ?

She played lead roles in iconic films such as Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill etc. .She is drop dead gorgeous and got an academy award nomination.She was also married to A-list actors Ethan Hawke and Gary Oldman in the past. But despite all this, she is now lurking in oblivion. What do you think went wrong ? Do you consider her career a super success ?

P.S - I am the only who thinks she has the most beautiful name of all actresses ?

by Gary Oldman and Ethan Hawke replies 112a day ago

The New Twitter/WW thing just SUCKS.

Have you looked at any of them? Half of them make no sense whatsoever, and there isn't a shred of wit or wisdom among them.

Do non-DLers see these? If they do, then they must be, like, "What a Lame site that is"

by Anonymousreplies 8a day ago

Dr William H Cosby or Walter Palmer DDS

Who is the more horrible person?

by Anonymousreplies 12a day ago

Brokeback Mountain 10th Anniversary (Excellent Article)

Can't believe it's been ten years.

by Anonymousreplies 23a day ago

What Happened To LoGo?

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 Anonymousreplies 1Yesterday at 10:51 AM

Young, Hung, Dumb and full of cum

Max Summerfield.

NSFW

by Anonymousreplies 66Yesterday at 10:49 AM

Nancy Spungeon

30 years later, what was her problem? Would today's psyche meds have helped her? That poor Spungeon family. She made their lives miserable. The mother wrote that even as a baby, Nancy would shriek and cry for hours on end for not reason. They should have donated that brat to a group home.

by Anonymousreplies 6Yesterday at 10:35 AM

Jane Alexander's Son

Busted for child porno.

by Anonymousreplies 5Yesterday at 10:31 AM

Post a romantic song from the 1970s

I heard this the other day and it reminded me of the romantic songs you used to hear, all the time on the radio, driving along in the 1970s.

Not as slushy and overly dramatic as they became in the '80s (all those held notes).

by Anonymousreplies 314Yesterday at 10:10 AM

"I like big loads and I cannot lie"

Laundry detergent brand sends out naughty tweet!

by Anonymousreplies 3Yesterday at 10:04 AM

WEHT Nelly Furtado ?

Well?

by Anonymousreplies 18Yesterday at 10:03 AM

Jason Lewis Appreciation Society

We, here at The Jason Lewis Appreciation Society, are dedicated to spreading awareness of Jason Lewis. We are welcome to professional suggestions for Jason Lewis, photographic artifacts of Jason Lewis and all, other Jason Lewis related news and events.

Thank you for your time.

by Anonymousreplies 17Yesterday at 10:02 AM

Joey Heatherton. The sad aftermath

She once ruled the world.

by Anonymousreplies 9Yesterday at 10:01 AM

Ben Schnetzer - Is he one of us?

25, no history of any girlfriends or flings, and he pings, quite considerably. I get a bottom vibe.

I thought he was rather cute in Pride and The Riot Club. Unlike many actors of his generation, has a remarkable ear for accents. I'd never have guessed he was a native New Yorker.

by Anonymousreplies 15Yesterday at 9:56 AM

Michelle Williams Is Dating Jonathan Safran Foer

Both so overrated and self-important. How did she let Cary Fukunaga slip through her fingers? It's been downhill for her since.

by Anonymousreplies 7Yesterday at 9:49 AM

Johnny Galecki of 'The Big Bang Theory' buys Jason Statham's Hollywood Hills compound

Johnny Galecki of “The Big Bang Theory” is the buyer who popped $9.2 million for the Hollywood Hills estate of action film star Jason Statham and Victoria’s Secret model Rosie Alice Huntington-Whiteley.

The recently restored 1929 Mediterranean continues its Hollywood tradition, having been once owned by actor Ben Stiller and earlier by actor Lou Diamond Phillips.

Interiors of 5,334 square feet, according to tax records, include living and family rooms, a den, a library/study, an office, a gym, a breakfast area, six bedrooms and six bathrooms on two stories.

A lushly landscaped swimming pool and a dining patio with a tile fountain complete the half-acre of grounds.

Galecki, 40, has starred on the CBS sitcom since it first aired in 2007 and, since last year, earns $1 million per episode. The popular ensemble comedy has been renewed through the 2016-17 season. He was a regular on “Roseanne” from 1992 to 1997.

The property previously sold in 2011 for $7.325 million. Hat tip goes to Variety for putting us on the trail of the buyer.

Ben Bacal of Rodeo Realty was the listing agent. Brett Lawyer of Hilton & Hyland, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, repped Galecki.

by Anonymousreplies 9Yesterday at 9:47 AM

Meryl Streep or Helen Mirren Who is the more acclaimed actress?

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.

Anyone disagree?

by Anonymousreplies 21Yesterday at 9:29 AM

Jimmy Kimmel Chokes Up On Air Over Cecil the Lion, Likens Hunter to Bill Cosby

He has photos of the asshole killing other animals. Turns out the killer also preyed on women.

by Anonymousreplies 7Yesterday at 9:28 AM

Man on the Street

Anyone remember Man on the Street interviews where they actually asked people for their opinions on political issues and let the people answer? Some people were very much for ior against an issue.

Today, we get reporters quizzing people on how much history they know and they air about 5x the number of wrong answers to their quiz, even if the same number of people know the answers as don't know the answers.

If they actually ask a political question, they show people saying things like, "I think the politicians should pay more attention to the people," or "I Think it's an important issue that, like, people should pay more attention to."

I'm sure there are people who give actual opinions on the issues rather than giving opinions about opinions of issues.

I think the NY Daily News used to have Man on the Street where they let people give two or three lines of actual opinion.

by Anonymousreplies 4Yesterday at 9:05 AM

The trashy old cunt who's funding Scott Walker

Wrinkled old hag, looks like she should be head waitress at a Hooters, but no, she's a billionairess widow who is donating a shit ton of Money to Scooter Walker's campaign.

by Anonymousreplies 11Yesterday at 8:51 AM

Ronni Chasen

It has been nearly five years, and no justice for Ronni.

No documentary from the French, either...

by Anonymousreplies 3Yesterday at 7:56 AM

2 Houses From 'Breaking Bad' for Sale in Albuquerque

Two houses featured on the hit AMC-TV series "Breaking Bad" are up for sale in Albuquerque.

A mother-daughter realty team said this week they are helping sell the home where the fictitious Jesse Pinkman made methamphetamine.

The two-story, 3,500-square foot, four-bedroom home in Albuquerque's Country Club area is listed for $1.6 million.

The sales team created a website to promote the houses, which includes the caveat "Meth lab not included."

Susan C. Feil and Alicia Feil Peterson of Coldwell Banker Legacy list another house that appeared in the series finale in Albuquerque's North Valley for $2.65 million. That home is where the show's main character, Walter White, played by Bryan Cranston, threatened his former business partner with two fake assassins.

"Breaking Bad" follows former high school teacher Walter White as he manufactures meth with a former student, Jesse Pinkman, played by Aaron Paul.

The show ended in 2013, but tourism companies in Albuquerque still embrace the drug-addled series and give "Breaking Bad" tours showcasing spots made popular in the show.

The city's visitors bureau even includes a map of the show's famous locations on its website.

A prequel to the show, "Better Call Saul," is filming its second season and recently shot scenes near the Albuquerque bureau of The Associated Press.

"Better Call Saul" follows a struggling lawyer, played by Bob Odenkirk, as he defends drug lords, petty criminals and people who claim they were injured in traffic accidents.

by Anonymousreplies 3Yesterday at 7:36 AM

Josh Elliott

Heading back to ABC?

by Anonymousreplies 1Yesterday at 7:34 AM

CIA Contractor Details Antigay Harassment by Colleagues in War Zone

When former Navy SEAL and current CIA contractor Brett Jones came out as gay last year, he received widespread support from his colleagues. But his latest experience, while deployed in a war zone in Afghanistan, has been a different story.

Jones, assigned through a private company to the CIA’s Global Response Staff, experienced antigay, racist, and sexist harassment ever since he arrived in country June 9, he said in interviews with ABC’s World News Tonight and the special-operations news website SOFREP.com.

He thought it odd that no one came to pick him up when he arrived, that no one would sit by him in the dining hall, that a bad odor was coming from his supposedly clean sheets. He objected to another contractor’s use of the word “faggot.” “I guess I thought I was being overly sensitive and I just had to man up a little bit,” he told ABC’s Brian Ross, whose interview was broadcast Tuesday evening.

Then the incidents escalated. His colleagues wouldn’t let him ride in a truck during a vehicle test, so he had to walk in 120-degree heat. Someone stole his encrypted radio, which could have compromised the security of military communications; after he frantically tried to find it, it was returned.

In late June he attended a pre-mission PowerPoint presentation in which the usual slides had been replaced with slides bearing homophobic, racist, and sexist remarks. (Jones is a white male who does not tolerate racist or sexist language.) The slides “referred to Americans as ‘Americunts,’ their commo plan as ‘LGBT,’ and actions on contact with the enemy as ‘Reverse cowboy/girl, crossdresser, deploy genital warts, and coordinate with anus,’” SOFREP.com reports.

Further, ABC reports, two slides “were directly aimed at him. His radio call sign had been changed to ‘Gay Gay’ and in a slide meant to discuss medical emergencies, it said, ‘Escorts go to NEVERLAND RANCH and GRS goes to GAYBAR medic.’”

He later found slides on a CIA computer that included a racist image targeting President Obama and a photo of an obese man carrying a rainbow flag; Jones believes the latter was meant as an insult to his husband, who is a large man. The harassment led him to believe his colleagues wouldn’t have his back when they faced danger — and that they might endanger him themselves.

“I knew at this point that I had to leave there,” he told Ross. He flew back to the U.S. as soon as possible and told the CIA he had found himself in a bad situation. He says both the CIA and his contracting firm, which news reports have not identified, have strong antidiscrimination policies, but the members of his team weren’t following them. He’s now assisting in a CIA investigation of the matter.

by Anonymousreplies 2Yesterday at 6:54 AM

Tori Amos, PJ Harvey & Bjork

The three weird sisters of Rock, there is no one now to come close in rivalling these female artists. Kristin Hersh, Cat Power and maybe Fiona Apple can stand with them, but it is sad to think women are now selling prostitution as female empowerment.

I doubt a female artist will ever make songs like Winter, Dress, Yoga, Your Ghost, Metal Heart or Shadow Boxer.

by Anonymousreplies 44Yesterday at 6:28 AM

UK to build high security fencing at Channel Tunnel port in northern France to stop illegal migrants from entering country

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 Anonymousreplies 25Yesterday at 6:17 AM

Audrey and Judy Landers -- the sad aftermath

Judy -- sad.

by Anonymousreplies 71Yesterday at 6:03 AM

Baby shower

My boss's wife is the one having a late-in-life baby and we're having a luncheon for them in the conference room. Are men expected to attend baby showers these days, even gay men? Do I seriously have to bring a gift? I do like my boss and I hope his baby comes out normal.

by Anonymousreplies 19Yesterday at 4:53 AM

Anyone got any suggestions for late 70s/early 80s gay disco on iTunes?

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 Anonymousreplies 97Yesterday at 3:23 AM

Effeminate men and sexuality

Do you ever really believe that an effeminate straight guy is naturally heterosexual?

by Anonymousreplies 135Yesterday at 3:14 AM

Horny mom fucks teen daughter's boyfriend AND his twin brother

Damn, girl!

by Anonymousreplies 76Yesterday at 2:54 AM

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills - Season 6 - The Preview...or Interlude...

...or Quaalude, as the case may be.

LVP is off tending her clubs, her pets (including Peter Madrigal), and her adopted children (i.e. her100% straight bartenders who flirt with each other).

Kyle is off with her niece, Paris, in Dubai, learning how to make millions by doing nothing.

Lisa Rinna is off learning her lines for Season 6.

Eileen is off practicing her "Kristen DiMera" expressions on Vinny and the boys.

Camille is off to the bank, cashing her check.

Brandi and Kim are, literally and figuratively, off.

by Anonymousreplies 201Yesterday at 2:40 AM

New show "Human"s on AMC

I couldn't find a thread on this new show... did anyone watch it?

It was pretty awesome I thought.

by Anonymousreplies 87Yesterday at 2:24 AM

Maddox Jolie-Pitt is one damned lucky kid!

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's son Maddox turns 14 next week, but he's already got a job.

In a new interview, the mother of six says that the teen, whom she adopted from an orphanage in Cambodia in 2002 when he was 7 months old, will be "involved behind the scenes" of her latest film project, which happens to be rooted in his homeland.

As reported, Jolie is directing an adaptation for Netflix of Loung Ung's memoir, First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers, which tells the story of the author's childhood during the 1970s Cambodian Genocide under the rule of the communist Khmer Rouge regime. Filming is beginning in November, and it's now being revealed that her eldest child will be his mother's right-hand man on the set of the film.

"Maddox will be on set every day after school and involved behind the scenes," Jolie told the Associated Press on Tuesday.

He'll also be involved in pre-production. "As Maddox and I prepare the film we will be side by side learning about his country," she shared. "He is turning 14 next week and this is a very important time for him to understand who he is. He is my son but he is also a son of Cambodia. This is the time for our family to understand all that means to him and to us."

But this isn't the first time Maddox has dipped his toe into filmmaking. Last fall, he was already helping out his mom on her romantic drama By the Sea, which she wrote and starred in alongside hubby Brad. Maddox was a production assistant at the time, and the oddness of the arrangement was not lost on Jolie. "It's so weird," she admitted to DuJour magazine.

In addition to the film industry, Maddox is also already working on behalf of the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation, which is nice, since it's named after him and all. "Maddox is already involved in the Foundation and will take over my role when he is older," Angelina said in her interview with the Associated Press. ICYMI, Angelina established the foundation 12 years ago "to help local families overcome problems associated with poverty in the region and to help preserve the remarkable habitat and wildlife for future generations."

Maddox's life is hardly all work and no play, however. Last May, Angelina revealed that he already had a girlfriend, who had Mom's stamp of approval no less. "She's great," Jolie quipped to Entertainment Tonight. "I won't embarrass him. She's lovely. She lives in England. She's very cool." She went on to say that Maddox and his significant other were able to stay in touch despite his family's busy travel schedule. "We go there as often as possible," Angelina cooed. "It's really sweet. She's a great lady, so I'm lucky. So far, we're doing good."

There's no word on whether Maddox and his British gal pal are still together, but one thing is certain: If he continues on his parents' path, there will plenty of girls pining after him in the future.

by Anonymousreplies 7Yesterday at 1:56 AM

Hulk Hogan heard using homophobic slurs in new sex tape leak

July 29, 2015

According to Radar Online, who broke the original story last week, Hogan is overhead calling a man who appeared in his VH1 reality series Hogan Knows Best a “big fag”.

“VH1 wanted me to do a big thing and go back to the house I grew up in,” Hulk says, discussing the season four finale of the show, which aired in 2007.

[bold]“So we knock on the door,” he continues, “and a big fag lives there now!”

“This half-gay was enamoured with [my ex-wife] Linda.”[/bold]

The latest controversy comes just days after the 61 year-old apologised for the series of racial slurs that can also be heard on the video as he discusses his daughter’s sex life.

He said: “I mean, I’d rather if she was going to f*ck some n*gger, I’d rather have her marry an 8-foot-tall n*gger worth a hundred million dollars! Like a basketball player!

“I guess we’re all a little racist. Fucking n*gger.”

While Hogan has yet to comment on the lastest remarks, he previously apologised for the racist language, saying: “Eight years ago I used offensive language during a conversation. It was unacceptable for me to have used that offensive language; there is no excuse for it; and I apologize for having done it.

“This is not who I am. I believe very strongly that every person in the world is important and should not be treated differently based on race, gender, orientation, religious beliefs or otherwise. I am disappointed with myself that I used language that is offensive and inconsistent with my own beliefs.”

by Anonymousreplies 23Yesterday at 1:55 AM

What happens when a film can't make enough money?

Who gets impacted the most? How?

Child 44 (film) took 50 million to make. It only grossed 3.3 million.

by Anonymousreplies 6Yesterday at 1:52 AM

Uber now has a 'de Blasio' mode

When New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced plans to limit to number of Uber drivers on the road to ease the city’s congestion problem, Uber did not take the news lightly.

In today’s update, if you’re looking for a cab in New York, you’ll be met with an option for “de Blasio,” in which no cars are available nearby, or a long wait time is quoted.

Yesterday, Uber also released local commercials slamming the Mayor’s office for limiting the community’s right to employment. The TV spot features Uber drivers giving testimonials about how working for the on-demand car service has helped their lives and the local community, while noting that de Blasio’s “war on Uber will kill 10,000 jobs.”

The City Council is expected to vote on de Blasio’s plan to cap Uber’s growth as early as next week. If the bill passes, Uber would be required to limit the expansion of its fleet by more than 1 percent until September 2016.

Uber claims the administration is giving in to the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission for outgrowing yellow cabs, which require city-approved medallions to operate.

by Anonymousreplies 4Yesterday at 1:49 AM

It's Mother F-ing 82 degrees INSIDE my condo . . .

and that's in the room with my unit AC and multiple fans. I'm so f-ing hot I want to kill someone.

I just got out of the shower 15 min. ago, I'm still naked, and I'm already sweating.

Son of a bitch! I could never live in the south.

by Miserable in Chicagoreplies 31Yesterday at 1:27 AM

Sharknado 3

Starring Ann Coulter. Supervising producer Dylan Vox, aka gay porn star Brad Benton.

Who watched?

by Frankie Muniz's severed limbsreplies 13Yesterday at 1:11 AM

Video: Madonna Hitchhiking Nude

This still cracks me up.

by Anonymousreplies 1Yesterday at 1:03 AM

Madonna begs for attention as ex Guy Ritchie weds younger model

Poor thing. It must drive her nuts that she's all dried up and Guy's new wife was able to pop out a few kids for him to be the siblings to her son.

by Anonymousreplies 13Yesterday at 1:01 AM

Top Athletes Go Nude in ESPN Mag

Of course, by nude, they mean artistically posed... yawn.

by Anonymousreplies 8Yesterday at 12:49 AM

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by Anonymousreplies 5Yesterday at 12:44 AM

Who makes the Republican presidential debate stage — and who doesn’t?

Can only have ten?

by Anonymousreplies 5Yesterday at 12:41 AM

Connecticut Shrub-Fucking

Stratford man charged with abusing greenery

By Daniel Tepfer, Published 4:42 pm, Tuesday, July 28, 2015

STRATFORD - An 81-year-old local man was arrested after police said he was spotted “humping” a bush in the buff.

Wallace Berg, of Russell Road, was charged with second-degree breach of peace and public indecency. He was released after posting a $10,000 bond.

Police said they received a call from a neighbor complaining that Berg was walking around his backyard with no clothes on. They said the neighbor took some video of Berg’s actions, which he later showed them.

After witnessing the bush incident, police said the neighbor told them he confronted Berg who, “stopped the indecent behavior, covered himself with a grill cover, apologized to him and then went into the house.”

Police said Berg had been standing in plain view of anyone who happened to be in the area at the time.

by Anonymousreplies 21Yesterday at 12:34 AM

Is Stevie Nicks a witch?

I could never figure that out.

by Anonymousreplies 18Yesterday at 12:27 AM

Hey Chicagoians- do you prefer Gay Pride or Market Days?

I personally prefer Market Days as it's bigger and I do have to leave the festival to go to one Of the bars or clubs.

by Anonymousreplies 23Yesterday at 12:17 AM

Lindsey Graham: Performance Artist

This piece is titled 'How to Destroy Your Cell Phone.'

by Anonymousreplies 13Yesterday at 12:06 AM

Will Tudor

What do we know about him?

by Olyvarreplies 46Last Wednesday at 11:53 PM

Dudes in Black Crew Socks

It seems like hot dudes today have to wear black crew athletic socks. I'm loving the jockbro studs with this look.

by Anonymousreplies 1Last Wednesday at 11:52 PM

What is the DL Difference Between a 'Frau' and a 'Fangirl'?

What's the consensus? Is it more of a distinction than a difference? Provide examples. Discuss!

by Anonymous Academicreplies 2Last Wednesday at 11:42 PM

Presenting Hot Black Guys, Part 5!

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 Anonymousreplies 334Last Wednesday at 11:39 PM

5 Terrible Things Reagan Did as President

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 Nancyreplies 47Last Wednesday at 11:35 PM

Very hairy model

Discuss.

by Anonymousreplies 18Last Wednesday at 11:34 PM

British education vs. American education vs. Canadian education: Is there really any difference?

Is there really any difference? Tom Hardy is a Brit and his writing abilities isn't exactly what you call superior. Despite what people say, in my opinion, it's pretty much the same. A bad pupil is a bad pupil no matter which education system he studies under. His work (Tom Hardy's myspace profile):

I never lie. If you suck you suck..If you’re good I take my hat off and I’m all over you. I’ll bend over backwards to help anyone of their word.. fuck me around I’ll let it go I’m not here for stuff I’m here to live and give whatever it is I can to nourish rather than to take and move on, I’m course and straight, I act for a living now adopting characters for money, it is a languague I was born into, I always wanted to be someone else, it isn’t rocket science it’s easy, now that I’ve made amends for lying to myself, it is a trade craft nothing more, I pray I don’t get caught up “living the dream.” such a lonely place. having said that; your best like my best just isn’t good enough. ever, no scarface syndrome here, no resting on laurels, there is always work to do, I’ll clean up my side of the street promptly admitting where I am wrong, the work doesn’t...

by Anonymousreplies 5Last Wednesday at 11:05 PM

***The OFFICIAL Philadelphia Gay Bashing Thread***

Not that it should surprise anyone here, but problems are now being experienced in the old "Meet Philadelphia Gay Basher Kathryn Knott - New Thread" thread which, itself, was the last in a long line of disappearing threads on the topic of the Sept 11th group assault of two gay men in Philadelphia.

These threads will continue to experience issues and eventually be shut down as more and more freepers, conservative trolls and their various ilk try and have them shut down.

But this has always been a story that was born out of people on the Internet who weren't afraid to tell the truth about the injustices that were happening around them.

So, we're going to keep discussing this case. And we'll also keep talking after this thread has been infected. This is the new thread to discuss all developments, discussion of the case, the many evil faces of Kathryn Knott, etc.

Have at it, friends.

by Anonymousreplies 226Last Wednesday at 11:02 PM

Surprisingly edible store cupboard meals

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 Anonymousreplies 5Last Wednesday at 10:37 PM

Maxwell Caulfield

Is it not time for his career to have a TV revival? With all of the good streaming series someone must have a project for Max.

by Anonymousreplies 12Last Wednesday at 10:08 PM

Dramatic Local Anchor Succumbs To His Thirst, Loses It Over Hot Guest Chef

Can't blame him.

by Anonymousreplies 21Last Wednesday at 9:48 PM

Do you belong to a "dissident group? You can lose your passport.

Under the “suspension of the rules,” bills can be brought to the Floor without going through the rules process and thus not be eligible for any amendment or substantive debate. Forty minutes of mostly praise and usually a voice-vote of approval and the “suspension” is on its way to becoming the law of the land.

As my old colleague Norman Singleton brings to light, HR 237 is hardly uncontroversial. It gives the US Secretary of State the power to revoke the passport of any American he determines has “aided, assisted, abetted, or otherwise helped an organization the Secretary has designated as a foreign terrorist organization.”

This means the Secretary of State can, unilaterally, with no due process and no oversight, deprive an American citizen the privileges of citizenship, thus relegating him to internal exile inside the United States — a practice most recently perfected in the Soviet Union.

What does the word “aided” mean? No one knows. Is there any wiggle room for inadvertency? No one knows. And what about the very political nature of the US “terror” list in the first place? What if I seemed to have winked approvingly at an MeK demonstration on September 27, 2012, the day before the US Secretary of State unilaterally decided that this Marxist-jihadist terror cult, which has murdered American citizens, should no longer be on the US terror list? Would that one day’s lapse cost me my ability to leave the US?

by I'm sure the government is just trying to protect us!replies 24Last Wednesday at 9:42 PM

Gay bars that have "underwear nights"

Have you ever been?

by Anonymousreplies 4Last Wednesday at 9:42 PM

When Are We Gonna Get A Gay Celeb Sex Tape?

I don't mean that jerk off watery cum shot whatshisface gave us.

by Anonymousreplies 8Last Wednesday at 9:38 PM

This Is The Secret Language Gay Men Used When Homosexuality Was A Crime

QUEERTY: There are hundreds of slang words in gay men’s vernacular. Expressions such as bear, chicken hawk, pitcher, catcher and spank bank have become commonplace over the years. During the years that homosexuality was still a criminal offense in Great Britain gay men sometimes communicated with Polari, a largely forgotten form of speech believed to have originated during the 16th century and was commonly used by circus and fairground showmen, merchant navy sailors, criminals and prostitutes.

Most of the words and phrases (“omi-palone” referred to an effeminate man or homosexual) have drifted into obscurity, but a few are still with us. If you appreciate a bit of “rough trade” (and who doesn’t?), Polari is responsible for giving a name to your desire for a thuggish sex partner. Hooray for language!

Brian Fairbairn and Karl Eccleston have made a short film to demonstrate how two strangers in England in the early 1960s might have met on a park bench and strike up a conversation on a park bench using the forgotten form of speech. It’s an interesting reminder that gay men once needed more than an iPhone to arrange a hookup.

Watch Putting on the Dish below.

by Anonymousreplies 4Last Wednesday at 9:37 PM

My Grandma returned a watermelon because it wasn't sweet enough.

What's your least respectable return?

by Anonymousreplies 14Last Wednesday at 9:27 PM

Grassroots Dems Love Bernie Sanders. They Just Don't Think He Can Win.

And most would be happy to vote for Hillary Clinton.

by Anonymousreplies 36Last Wednesday at 9:27 PM

Gay porn star in American Ninja Warrior

I swear I have seen this guy in gay porn. Can anyone ID him?

by chelsea queenreplies 9Last Wednesday at 9:23 PM

HAIL SATAN!

Satanists unveil Baphomet statue in Detroit; fundies, unable to get the joke, have heart attacks.

by Anonymousreplies 15Last Wednesday at 9:17 PM

Which musician/musicians do you like the most?

They don't have to be the best at what they do, but their music speaks to you ,makes you feel good.

I love Stevie Nicks and Christine Mcvie of Fleetwood Mac. This means I like Fleetwood Mac but these two are my favorite members. When I see them in concert, on tv, interviewed or hear their music, I just smile and feel warm and fuzzy lol.

Who do you like the most?

by Anonymousreplies 13Last Wednesday at 9:12 PM

Jewish Americans Support the Iran Deal

Per a new poll

See link.

by Anonymousreplies 18Last Wednesday at 8:57 PM

Suspecting bf of cheating - can someone translate from German?

After my bf returned from a 1 month stay in Germany recently I discovered (by accident, not through snooping) a few short audio recordings titled "arab boy" on his phone. The clips seem like recordings of outdoor sex, though I'm not sure. You hear only 1 guy (not my bf) talking in them, in German. I'd really like to know what he's saying - can someone translate? (The clips can be listened to in one file at the link.)

by Anonymousreplies 57Last Wednesday at 8:51 PM

Is There Anyone Else Who Has Avoided Reading Jonathan Franzen Because of His Boring-Looking Face?

He looks so boring, I figure his books must be boring. The hype about him must have been the boring people excited about one of their own.

by Anonymousreplies 56Last Wednesday at 8:49 PM

The Life & Times of BRAVO's Andy Cohen, Part V

Back and taking celebrity ass kissing to an entirely new level!

Continue...

by Anonymousreplies 252Last Wednesday at 8:47 PM

Food Network Star, new season

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 Anonymousreplies 14Last Wednesday at 8:44 PM

10 Favorite Stevie Nicks Songs

Julia

Rhiannon

Priest Of Nothing

Sisters Of The Moon

Trouble In Shangri-La

Edge Of Seventeen

Fireflies

Italian Summer

She Loves Him Still

Mirror, Mirror

What are yours?

by Anonymousreplies 24Last Wednesday at 8:37 PM

Got a few hours to kill in San Francisco? What should I do?

I'm in SF for one day. I have a few meetings in the Union Square/Civic Center area of San Francisco. Meetings are done by 12noon. Won't have to catch my shuttle to the airport until 4:30. Any thoughts on what I might do? I don't know SF very well, but I've done all the big SF attractions before - Alcatrez, Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park (gorgeous), The Castro, The Mission, Fisherman's Wharf. And given that I'll need to catch a shuttle in Union Square at 4:30, I won't have enough time for a huge excursion clear across town. My shuttle's picking me up from my hotel in the Union Square. Perfectly fine just walking around and sight-seeing -- sometimes that's just best way to experience a city. Keep in mind, I'm from So Cal - beaches are not a novelty for me. Thanks!

by Anonymousreplies 28Last Wednesday at 8:34 PM

Joe Jackson-I Wish He Would Just Up And Die Already

He put his ENTIRE family through the worst types of abuses!

by Anonymousreplies 10Last Wednesday at 8:28 PM

New Hampshire school officials distance selves from 'bias-free language guide'

New Hampshire school officials distance selves from 'bias-free language guide'

The guide, developed by University of New Hampshire students and staff in 2013, attracted little attention until a conservative news site featured it this week

Associated Press in Concord, New Hampshire, Wednesday 29 July 2015 16.42 EDT

The president of the University of New Hampshire said on Wednesday he is troubled and offended by many parts of a “bias-free language guide” posted on the school’s website, particularly a suggestion that using the word “American” is problematic because it fails to recognize South America.

The guide, developed by students and staff in 2013, attracted little attention until this week, when it was featured on the conservative news site Campus Reform. Asked about it on Wednesday, the university president, Mark Huddleston, said the guide is not campus policy.

“While individuals on our campus have every right to express themselves, I want to make it absolutely clear that the views expressed in this guide are NOT the policy of the University of New Hampshire. I am troubled by many things in the language guide, especially the suggestion that the use of the term ‘American’ is misplaced or offensive,” he said. “The only UNH policy on speech is that it is free and unfettered on our campuses. It is ironic that what was probably a well-meaning effort to be ‘sensitive’ proves offensive to many people, myself included.”

The guide appears as a resource on a UNH website detailing the university’s efforts to create an inclusive, diverse and equitable community. It says it is meant to serve as a “starting point” to encourage critical thinking about terms commonly used in conversation and writing.

One section warns against the terms “older people, elders, seniors, senior citizens”. It suggests “people of advanced age” as preferable, though it notes that some have “reclaimed” the term “old people”. Other preferred terms include “person of material wealth” instead of rich, “person who lacks advantages that others have” instead of poor and “people of size” to replace the word overweight.

In another suggestion unlikely to gain traction in New England, the guide suggests “y’all” as a better option than “guys” when referring to a group of people.

State senator Jeb Bradley, a Republican from Wolfeboro, said he was outraged by the guide and would remember it when lawmakers next consider how much money to provide to the university.

“Implying the word ‘American’ is not appropriate to use on campus is un-American to say the least,” he said. “Will UNH next propose to change our Live Free or Die motto to Live Free but Upset No One?”

It’s unclear when Huddleston became aware of the guide. A university spokeswoman said it was created by a “small group of community members”, though a report submitted by the President’s Commission on the Status of People with Disabilities last year describes it as a “4-commission effort”. The college also has a commission on women, people of color and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues. The leaders of the four groups did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Wednesday.

by Anonymousreplies 6Last Wednesday at 8:12 PM

Anonymous threatens to release text messages from CANADIAN Conservative Politician Who is Allegedly Gay

From the Harper cabinet. Who could it possibly be?

by Anonymousreplies 8Last Wednesday at 8:11 PM

Mitch McConnell presses forward with vote to defund Planned Parenthood

7/28/15

The controversy surrounding Planned Parenthood is escalating on Capitol Hill as Senate Republicans are vowing to vote on cutting off federal funds for the organization as early as next week and keep campaigning on the issue this fall.

After anti-abortion activists released a new video showing representatives from Planned Parenthood talking about fetal tissue sales, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) assigned a trio of GOP senators to come up with a plan to defund the abortion rights group. Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), James Lankford (R-Okla.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) are trying to hash out a deal about how exactly to move forward on a proposal.

Although the vote is all but certain to fail, given strong Democratic support for the organization, Republicans feel they have a winning political issue. Planned Parenthood has come under fire after the anti-abortion activists released three videos — based on secret recordings — that all included discussions of selling fetal tissue. And the leader of the anti-abortion group behind the secret tapes has said they have “thousands of hours” of additional recordings.

“We’re going to see if we can have a meeting of the minds on what’s the best way to deal with these horrendous videos that we’ve all been viewing,” McConnell said on Tuesday.

Paul, who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, appeared at anti-abortion rally on Tuesday and called for a Justice Department investigation into whether Planned Parenthood violated federal law barring fetal tissue sales. Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas), who is running for president as well, was also at the rally.

The Senate will vote next week on a GOP bill that could eliminate the $540 million in government funding the group receives, according to Republican aides. Also under consideration is a narrower provision that would place a moratorium on funding for the group until a congressional investigation is completed into alleged sales of fetal tissue from abortions.

Or, in anticipation of Democratic criticism that such a move would undermine women’s health, GOP leaders may try to reprogram Planned Parenthood funds to other women’s programs. But Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) and other top Democrats already rejected that idea, and say they have the votes to defeat the GOP effort.

“Good luck with that,” Reid said on Tuesday.

Democrats have called for an investigation into the California-based Center for Medical Progress, which produced the secret videos, while Planned Parenthood and their allies have accused David Daleiden — who runs the organization — of having long ties to anti-abortion rights extremists.

Republican leaders also know that the Planned Parenthood funding issue — hugely important for the GOP base — could be a problem for them in the fall if they don’t deal with it now. If Republicans were to try to attach it to a government-funding measure in September, it would provoke a veto threat from the White House and raise the issue of a shutdown, something the GOP leadership is desperate to avoid.

McConnell and other top Senate Republicans, though, are aware they can’t produce the 60 votes necessary to overcome a Democratic filibuster.

“I am furious that Republicans are once again trying to take away basic health care services for 2.7 million women,” said Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.). “We have stood strong before that we are going to make sure that women in this country have health care available, Planned Parenthood provides it. For Republicans to take it away is wrong.”

Montana Democrat Jon Tester echoed Murray’s sentiments.

“It’s ridiculous. Women use this for health care in a big, big way,” Tester said. “It’s crazy. Let’s repeal the Affordable Healthcare at while we’re at it.”

by Anonymousreplies 33Last Wednesday at 8:09 PM

Is Ben Affleck wearing a prosthetic dick in his Gone Girl "frontal" shot?

Well?

by M. Fassbenderreplies 87Last Wednesday at 8:09 PM

Gay or straight, beautiful hot men always hang out with other beautiful hot men

Yesterday, I was bicycling and saw these two men jogging. They looked like twins. They were shirtless, hot and fit. Whether they're gay or straight is pointless. What I thought was how you rarely see ugly, out of shape men hanging out with super fit, sexy men, in gay or straight social settings. Anyway, I got off of my bike to take a break just as we crossed path and they did check me out, which was fun for a few seconds, but I was more interested in this phenomena. Why do hot guys hang out with other hot guys if there's nothing sexual?

by Anonymousreplies 15Last Wednesday at 8:07 PM

Sportswriter says two veteran NFL players would come out if it weren't for the media hoopla

Which NFL players is he talking about?

by Anonymousreplies 12Last Wednesday at 8:06 PM

13 Soldiers: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Released soon, first trailer, from Michael Bay. Some hotties in it.

by Anonymousreplies 0Last Wednesday at 8:04 PM

What do we know about Rami Malek?

In new show Mr. Robot. Played gay teen on The War at Home in storyline that won an award from the Trevor Project. Also in Night at the Museum movies.

by Anonymousreplies 30Last Wednesday at 7:53 PM

My Affair with Ceaser Romero in 1959

First in a biographical series retrospective of my life

1959 Miami Beach April I was working as a cocktail singer at the lounge at the Fountianbleau Hotel in Miami Beach, I finished my last show at 11pm , little did i know that Cesar Romero had seen my show, he came back to my dressing room and invited me to take a midnight drive .

I quickly freshened up and slipped into a black christian dior dress with red sling backs. Caesar drove his emerald green Cadillac Elder ado convertible and picked me up at the hotels entrance, I felt like a princess !!!! We drove out to a swampy area and he stopped the car.

He had brought along some rum and coke a cola and we drank our cocktails while leaning on the hood of the Cadillac watching the full moon shadowed by the palm and cypress trees.

He suddenly pulled me close to him and could see the intensity in his eyes. I could smell his bay rum cologne and felt the "excitement" building in his loins. I knew my moment of ecstasy was at hand.

I was strangely attracted yet hesitant about his advances so I broke our embrace and stepped back. I accidentally stepped into the swamp , a flamingo flew out of the brush and scared me, my sling back shoes got stuck in the mud. Caesar picked me up in his arms and placed me on the still warm hood of the Cadillac, the full moon shined behind him and I could not resist his advances, he slowly removed my dress luckily in those days I was slim and trim and I did not have to wear constricting foundation garments so dress removal was easy, he was gentle yet forceful. I do not remember much after that, however I did hit my head on the hood ornament at some point.

It seemed like hours but in reality our ecstasy lasted only 10 minutes, Cesar had a "control" isssue he drove me back to the Fountianbleau , we did not talk .

Contraception in those days was not very effective, a month later I found myself on a plane incognito flying to Cuba to go to a clinic in Havana for an "operation" The next time I saw Caesar was when he was on Batman. I will never regret our night of romantic ecstasy!!!

by Aunt Mimi replies 41Last Wednesday at 7:51 PM

Chris Christie sex scandal?

Supposedly, Christie has a long-time mistress on the state payroll. The woman, Michele Brown, has been "a fixture throughout his career as both a US Attorney and Governor of New Jersey," and has been at the center of several controversies and scandals. For example, when Christie was U.S. Attorney, it was revealed that he provided her with "improper aid" by lending her some $46,000.

Travel records have shown them traveling together frequently and often staying at the same hotels.

More at the link. Btw, the post below is from October of last year, but I just saw it today. Apparently the mistress rumor is well-known in Jersey political circles. Could this be why Romney decided not to choose Christie as his running mate in 2012?

by Anonymousreplies 49Last Wednesday at 7:43 PM

Gay men, would you ever date an FTM?

... Ever if "he" looked like "guy" at link?

Poll is for gay men only.

by Anonymousreplies 52Last Wednesday at 7:43 PM

I'll Wake The Sun Up....

...by givin' him a fresh air full of the wind cup

That doesn't make any sense.

by Anonymousreplies 5Last Wednesday at 7:39 PM

Do you support the legalization of marijuana?

Well?

by Anonymousreplies 1Last Wednesday at 7:39 PM

Replace Dorthy from "the Golden Girls" with Dorothy from "Oz" and vice versa

What would you get?

'No, Blanche she's upset because they don't have reruns on "the Burns and Allen Show."'

'Thanks Rose a wooden maple spigot. This will come in handy if I'm ever lost in a forest of living apple trees and need syrup.'

by Anonymousreplies 4Last Wednesday at 7:37 PM

Juicy gossip from Defamer - gay/bi stuff about Kevin Spacey, McBongo, and Will & Jada

Interesting link

by Anonymousreplies 107Last Wednesday at 7:36 PM

Jude Law and Diane Keaton in new series 'The Young Pope'

Will she wear gloves?

by Anonymousreplies 0Last Wednesday at 7:33 PM

Gay Guys Guess Celeb's Bulges!!!

Do you like these sorts of videos?

by Anonymousreplies 1Last Wednesday at 7:32 PM

Possible Cyst on My Pineal Gland (Brain)

I know, sounds dirty. My MRI showed this. They want to do it again, this time with dye. Hopefully it's a cyst. It's a little over a centimeter. Has anyone had one of these found (cyst or tumor)?

by Anonymousreplies 18Last Wednesday at 7:29 PM

Are you "chivalrous" towards women?

So you still let women get off the elevator before you? Do you walk on the road-side of the sidewalk? Do you open her car door or pull out her chair.

Many women today find these condescending and others get angry of you don't do them.

by Anonymousreplies 45Last Wednesday at 7:10 PM

Has anything supernatural happened to you on Datalounge?

Like for example, you were posting and then suddenly a post that reminds you of a deceased relative and sounds like your deceased relative pops up?

Or perhaps something about the site really freaks you out or is off?

by Interested to hear your answersreplies 7Last Wednesday at 7:10 PM

British über-twink Asa Butterfield

I'd butter his field.

by Anonymousreplies 13Last Wednesday at 7:01 PM

At $90 million, Garth Brooks tops Forbes big earning country acts

Entertainment | Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:59pm EDT

At $90 million, Garth Brooks tops Forbes big earning country acts

NEW YORK

Country music veteran Garth Brooks on Wednesday topped the annual Forbes list of the world's highest paid country acts, raking in an estimated $90 million in earnings over the past year.

Brooks, 53, who resumed touring last year after 13 years off the road, also notched up the biggest pay day in a single year ever recorded by Forbes for a country music act.

The double Grammy-winning singer-songwriter has been playing arenas across the United States to meet demand after his long hiatus from performing, selling more than 2.5 million tickets.

Toby Keith, best known for more pop-driven hits like "Red Solo Cup" and "How Do You Like Me Now?!," ranked No. 2 on Forbes list with $53 million.

Jason Aldean, 38, came in at No. 3 with an estimated $43.5 million, much of it from his pyrotechnic "Burn it Down" nationwide tour that is more associated with rock and heavy metal than traditional country music fare.

Luke Bryan, who at 39 is also a relative newcomer, earned $42.5 million, while Kenny Chesney, 47, rounded out the Top 5 list with $42 million thanks mostly to his continuing "Big Revival" stadium tour and endorsement deals with beer and sunglass companies, Forbes said.

Forbes looked at estimated income from June 2014 to June 2015, including concert tickets, merchandise sales, recorded music and publishing, endorsement deals and other business ventures.

by Anonymousreplies 0Last Wednesday at 6:58 PM

This is the NEW "So You Think You Can Dance?" thread.

New season started today.

by Anonymousreplies 90Last Wednesday at 6:57 PM

Court docs: Brittney Griner claims Glory Johnson cheated, had 'sexual relations with man

Brittney Griner shockingly filed to annul her marriage with Glory Johnson just 28 days after the same-sex couple wed and one day after Johnson announced she was pregnant by using donated sperm. At the time, Griner cited "fraudulent statements" made by Johnson and pressure into marriage "under duress" in the original June 5 paperwork.

Griner and her representation filed a July 13 motion to amend the initial petition for annulment, revealing key details into Griner's decision to end the marriage.

In the court documents, obtained by USA TODAY Sports on July 23, it is revealed that Griner omitted certain facts in the initial petition in order to protect the couple's privacy. The amended documents reveal that Johnson was texting an ex-boyfriend while the two were engaged. The amended documents also detail Griner "recently discovering" Johnson's "sexual relationship with a man" while the couple was dating.

USA TODAY

Brittney Griner opens up on marriage split, anger and her renewed focus

Griner's claims of Johnson's unfaithfulness from the court documents are detailed in full below.

Further, just prior to Petitioner filing her Petition for Annulment and Alternative for Dissolution, Petitioner learned that Respondent had been communicating with her former beau, which is documented by text messages on April 6, 2015. Petitioner was not aware that Respondent had continued admiration for her former male companion and would not have married Respondent if she had been made aware of Respondent's continued affection for her beau.

Additionally, Petitioner just recently learned that Respondent was not completely faithful during their courtship leading up to the engagement. Respondent intentionally concealed her sexual relations with a man to whom she was simultaneously in a relationship with from 2013 to July 2014; said relationship between Respondent and this man was unbeknownst to Petitioner. Petitioner had no idea that Respondent was sexually and emotionally involved with another individual at the same time she was sexually and emotionally involved with Respondent. Had Petitioner been aware of Respondent's relationship with another person, she would have never proposed, let alone marry Respondent. Upon information and belief, Respondent not only deceived Petitioner, but also the man to who Respondent was in a relationship with.

USA TODAY

Brittney Griner files for annulment of 28-day marriage to Glory Johnson

Griner contends she was pressured into marriage as well as agreeing to start a family with Johnson, who announced she's having twins from in-vitro fertilization using donated sperm; Griner has no biological relationship to the unborn children. A motion filed on June 29 details Johnson's request that Griner pay $20,000 per month in spousal support in addition to a $10,000 advancement toward attorney fees. An evidential hearing is scheduled in Phoenix for Aug. 17 in regard to Griner's marriage petition, which stated neither party was entitled to spousal support, and Johnson's counter-petition.

Both women were suspended seven games by the WNBA following their arrests that stemmed from a fight in their Arizona home on April 22. Griner, who has served her suspension already and has played in nine league games, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct six days later and entered a domestic violence diversion program. Johnson, who is sitting out for the 2015 season, officially pleaded not guilty on July 15 after illustrating herself as the victim of the incident in a June 2 interview with Sports Illustrated.

Earlier this year, Johnson said in an interview with The New York Times that she is not a lesbian but was attracted to Griner.

“I’m not a lesbian,” Johnson said. “But Brittney is different.”

“Glory is straight,” Griner said in the May 11 interview. “That was another reason why I thought this could end really bad.”

by Anonymousreplies 18Last Wednesday at 6:48 PM

Partners who cannot be trusted.

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 Anonymousreplies 387Last Wednesday at 6:44 PM

The GOP Fight Is ON!!

Pro-Santorum Super Pac releases GOP campaign's first negative 2016 ad

Online spot features attacks on Rand Paul and Mike Huckabee, saying former Pennsylvania senator is ‘the one consistent conservative’ in race

Ben Jacobs, Monday 27 July 2015 15.57 EDT

A Super Pac supporting the former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum has released the first negative ad of the 2016 race for the Republican presidential nomination.

The Working Again Pac unveiled an online-only ad that lauds Santorum as “the one consistent conservative” and also bashes the Kentucky senator Rand Paul and the former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee for being insufficiently so.

While Working Again is not disclosing how much money it is spending on the ad, the group confirmed to the Guardian: “It will run on multiple digital platforms including Facebook, YouTube and others.”

Paul, who is seen by some as relatively isolationist on foreign policy, is attacked for wanting to “continue America’s retreat … in the face of radical Islam”. Huckabee is criticised on education, for his past support for Common Core.

The ad is one of the first steps into what is expected to be a maelstrom of negative advertising over the next six months, across the 16-candidate Republican field. In a statement, Virginia Davis, a spokesperson for Working Again, defended the spot.

“In a very crowded primary, this ad helps to distinguish Rick Santorum from the rest of the pack by focusing on issues facing our country,” she told the Guardian.

“When it comes to national defense, it is well known that senator Santorum has been a leader to tackle the rogue nations of Iran and Syria while others back down.

“And on Common Core, we simply point out what is known to be true: Mike Huckabee supported Common Core before the political winds forced him to change course. These aren’t negative claims; they are truthful ones that will help navigate this crowded primary field.”

In 2012, with a much smaller field, the Republican primary featured candidates repeatedly shredding each other. A negative film made by a pro-Newt Gingrich Super Pac that criticized Mitt Romney’s business record became the basis of successful attacks by Democrats against Romney in the general election.

So far this year, Republican candidates have been loath to engage in direct criticism of each other – except on issues concerning Donald Trump. Many of the realestate mogul’s opponents have attacked him for controversial comments about Mexican immigrants and the war record of the Arizona senator John McCain. The former Texas governor Rick Perry has gone so far as to call on Trump to drop out of the race. Trump has returned the favor.

But until now, the attacks have not appeared in ads. The pro-Santorum ad is therefore a sign that among those candidates with more traditional political backgrounds, the contest is about to get a lot more vicious.

The Santorum ad is not, however, the first negative ad of the entire presidential campaign. On the Democratic side of the contest, in late June, Generation Forward, a pro-Martin O’Malley Super Pac, released an ad attacking Bernie Sanders’ record on gun control.

by Anonymousreplies 49Last Wednesday at 6:39 PM

Denmark Bans Kosher and Halal Animal Slaughter: "Animal rights come before religion"

Denmark enacted a sweeping ban on the religious slaughter of animals Monday, prompting a furious backlash from Jewish and Muslim community representatives.

The ban, which requires slaughterhouse workers to stun animals before killing them, will now extend to religious communities that were previously afforded an exemption. “Animal rights come before religion,” Danish minister for agriculture and food Dan Jørgensen told Denmark’s TV2.

Activists with Danish Halal called the restriction a “clear interference in religious freedom,” the Independent reports, while Israeli chief rabbi David Lau slammed the law as “a serious and severe blow to the Jewish faith and to the Jews of Denmark,” according to Times of Israel.

Both observant Jews, under kashrut laws and Muslims, under halal laws, will not eat meat unless the animal has been killed with a single slice to the neck, with the intention to minimize its pain.

by Anonymousreplies 47Last Wednesday at 6:34 PM

Replace the "Mary Tyler Moore Show" With their After-Careers

Rhoda becomes Valarie Hogan Phyllis becomes Beverly Ann Murray becomes Captain Stubing Ted becomes Henry Rush Gordy becomes James Sr Sue Ann becomes Rose Lou Grant becomes Lou Grant Mary becomes Laura Petrie (as she had no after-career)

by Anonymousreplies 1Last Wednesday at 6:29 PM

Rachel Maddow Has The Highest Rated Non Fox News Show On Cable News

Suck my dick.

by Rachel to DLhatersreplies 0Last Wednesday at 6:27 PM

How do you think Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation will do in box office?

I planning to go a week later. I think it potentially will make lots like the last one.

by Anonymousreplies 1Last Wednesday at 6:24 PM

Subtle homophobia

It's so hard to point out these subtle acts but each one is a knife nicking a gay person. These are often termed "micro-aggressions."

Years ago, in a college advertising class, the prof showed a commercial. It showed a clearly stressed teen at the head of a dinner table. He nervously says to his family, "I have something to tell you...." I can't recall the punch line, but it was something like "I like Pepsi instead of Coke!" The entire class laughed. One man in the class was very out gay, and he immediately lashed into the class about how this commercial had co-oped one of the most agonizing life moments for a gay kid and made it into a joke. Even I didn't realize that until he spelled it out so clearly.

In another class, during a discussion of minority health, the prof brought up, "What about LGBT health? They are minorities too." Much of the class quietly snickered.

While waiting at the crosswalk in Chelsea in Manhattan, two guys in front of me were holding hands. Three construction-type men were also standing behind them, pointing at them, and making faces (unbeknownst to the two gay guys).

I kissed a date good night in front of the window of a restaurant. As I walked away, I noticed, out of the corner of my eye, a man, who was eating with his family in the restaurant, was pointing at us and visibly very angry.

It's amazing how, years later, I still recall all these (and many similar) events so clearly. These micro-aggressions stay lodged in your soul as evidence that other people think you're less than.

by Anonymousreplies 23Last Wednesday at 6:21 PM

Lo Que Surja

Anyone follow this series?

by Anonymousreplies 0Last Wednesday at 6:20 PM

Looks like they found the missing Malaysian Airlines plane

Fucking finally.

by Anonymousreplies 3Last Wednesday at 6:20 PM

Who makes a better lover-Arabs, Turks, Persians or Berbers?

Anyone on DL have personal experience with guys of these backgrounds?

by Anonymousreplies 16Last Wednesday at 6:18 PM

The wisdom of the datalounge.... words to live by

You know, the type of thing we need to pass on to the youngsters. Immortal, timeless pearls of wisdom. Such as:

The bigger the sunglasses and/or handbag, the bigger the bitch.

by Anonymousreplies 0Last Wednesday at 5:52 PM

Is this now the most colorful town in the world?

Mexican Government Asked Street Artists To Paint 200 Houses To Unite Community

A youth organization that’s been known to use graffiti as a means of expression has teamed up with the government of Mexico to rehabilitate Palmitas, a town in the Pachuca district. Under the moniker “Germen Crew,” the group painted 209 houses, or twenty-thousand square meters of facade, into a single rainbow mural.

According to streetartnews, the impact has been extremely positive: 452 families, or 1808 people, were affected by this project, resulting in violence amongst youths being entirely eradicated. The group, whose name literally means “germ crew,” have made community involvement a priority, which could partially explain the good results.

by Anonymousreplies 7Last Wednesday at 5:49 PM

When Stars Tried - And Failed - To Appear Straight

Rosie O'Donnell - "I have a crush on Tom Cruise!"

Ian Thorpe - "I dated Amanda Beard, I swear!"

Michael Jackson - any relationship he had with a woman

by Anonymousreplies 49Last Wednesday at 5:24 PM

"General Hospital"

Gets New Head Writing Team

by Anonymousreplies 3Last Wednesday at 5:21 PM

MSNBC Names Ari Melber Chief Legal Correspondent

A graduate of Cornell Law School and a member of the New York Bar, Melber has long covered justice issues for MSNBC. During his time with the network, he's conducted a number of high-profile legal interviews and hosted a series dealing with racial inequity in the criminal justice system called "Presumed Guilty."

by Anonymousreplies 11Last Wednesday at 5:20 PM

Justin Trudeau's nickname for the upcoming Canadian election?

Zoolander!

Hate to say it, but it suits him.

by Zoolanderreplies 0Last Wednesday at 5:19 PM

Dangers of Doxxing - A Despicable Dentist, Porn Predilections Publicized, and Datalounge Identity Exposed

The term "dox" (also spelt "doxx", and short for "[dropping] documents") first came into vogue as a verb around a decade ago, referring to malicious hackers' habit of collecting personal and private information.

I have been following the story of the dentist who killed the lion in Zimbabwe and the online aftermath wreaking havoc with his reputation and exposing his personal information, including his private contact info and passport number.

I am thoroughly repulsed by what the dentist did, yet I'm troubled by the doxxing that has followed, as it seems like a virtual version of stoning by angry masses.

Have you ever considered how you might fare under such an exposing spotlight? What if it went deeper, especially for gays: a Grindr account, porn viewing history, or heaven forbid, your DL commentary, revealing you at your snidest and most brutally honest on your very worst day (which makes for the best of DL)?

Is doxxing fair? For whom and why? What are the limits?

by Chelsea Manningreplies 22Last Wednesday at 5:16 PM

The Program Troll seriously started a thread about being unable to think of threads

Is there anything more ironic? As if it is his duty to come here every day and start a dozen threads on whatever is his current obsession. As if there is actually something wrong with him NOT starting threads. As if anyone wants him to start 99% of the threads he starts.

Ugh, seeing it frustrated me.

by Anonymousreplies 22Last Wednesday at 5:10 PM

You're Not The Boss Of Me

What were some of the things you used to say as a kid?

"Your barn door is open" when some boy forgot to zip his fly.

by Anonymousreplies 16Last Wednesday at 4:58 PM

Do you have an enemy?

Like Lex Luther to your Superman. Why are they your enemy? Has is been so long you forgot the reasons?.

by Anonymousreplies 4Last Wednesday at 4:46 PM

The Strain S2

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 Anonymousreplies 46Last Wednesday at 4:45 PM

Let's play "Out That Closet Case!"

Have you or someone you know had sex with a closet celeb, athlete, or politician? If so, here's your chance to out them. Share your stories with the group!

by Anonymousreplies 114Last Wednesday at 4:42 PM

I'm excited for Bernie Sanders

I listen to him speak and he is amazing. I would love for him to be the nominee or the VP of Clinton. He is exciting.

(I support Clinton too).

by Anonymousreplies 4Last Wednesday at 4:41 PM

Which countries or cities has the highest employment opportunites?

My roommate just told me that she might be moving in two months because she is unable to find a job here. She's thinking of Calgary, Alberta. I heard extensively about this place, and I thought it was like a farming rural area. Anyhoo, jobs seem hard to find these days.

by Anonymousreplies 6Last Wednesday at 4:38 PM

Elizabeth Hasselbeck: Sandra Bland might have used a cigarette against police officer ....

Guns don't kill people, cigarettes kill people .......... Oh wait .......

What a maroon she is ...........

by Anonymousreplies 12Last Wednesday at 4:34 PM

Who's gay in sports, part 2

Continue talking about 'mos in football, baseball, swimming, hockey, figure skating, basketball, etc

by Michael Sam's mafia-connected boyfriendreplies 600Last Wednesday at 4:28 PM

Aaron Carter enters rehab

Singer Aaron Carter has entered a rehab center to treat addiction issues, a source tells E! exclusively.

The 23-year-old former Dancing With the Stars contestant checked into a private Southern California facility earlier this month, says the source.

The source reveals that Carter's choice to go to rehab was his move to "finally get help" and not a court-mandated decision. "He was struggling recently and needed this," adds a source.

Carter's manager Johnny Wright confirms the report, telling E! exclusively:

"Several months ago Aaron came to me to help him return to music and to restart his career. He has been in Orlando working on a new album and perfecting his live show and his physical body. Aaron, understanding the challenges and hard work it would take to get himself back to the top, requested to take some time before we started to heal some emotional and spiritual issues he was dealing with. Therefore he has chosen to enter a facility where he feels he will get the guidance and cleansing he needs that will help him on the music journey he's about to take. He asks that everyone keep him in their prayers and that they respect his privacy at this time."

Once a teen star (and reported romantically linked to both Lindsay Lohan and Hilary Duff), Carter has most recently been in Orlando working on his new album. But friends and family are said to have urged that he stop working and fly to LA to seek treatment.

In 2006, Carter starred in the E! reality show House of Carters with his family, including his older brother, Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys. Later that year, Aaron appeared on Celebrity Rehab 2 and was treated for substance abuse.

Older brother Nick has been very supportive, reportedly visiting Aaron at the facility between rehearsals for the NKOTBSB tour, a source tells E!

Carter hasn't let his reported rehab stint stifle his tweeting habits, posting positive and inspirational messages on Twitter over the past couple weeks, including "I had a great day with my brother @NickCarter he always comes to bat for me when others believe someone else over me!" and "Life Has Its up's & Downs, You Can Only Live & Learn. Never Lose Faith!! & Always Believe In Yourself! As I Am learning To Do Every day."

The last time Carter was in the news was December 24, when rumor of his overdose took over Twitter. Carter's manager Wright shot down the claim, telling E!, "Aaron Carter is alive and well at my compound in Orlando..."

by Bruce Willisreplies 122Last Wednesday at 4:17 PM

Your chances of winning an acting Oscar are much greater if you play someone who has actually existed.

Apparently impersonating is much more rewarded than creating. 8 of the last 10 Best Actor statuettes went to men who played nonfictional characters. For Best Actresses, it was 7 out of 10.

Statistics don't lie. So why is that? Anyone care to round up stats for supporting categories or for the entire history of the Oscars?

by Anonymousreplies 25Last Wednesday at 4:15 PM

OMG, they're remaking "The Naked Gun" ...

MAKE THEM STOP!

Ed Helms is set to star in a remake of the Naked Gun movie, taking the place of Leslie Nielson.

Script by the writers of the "Night at the Museum" movie. Ugh.

by Anonymousreplies 16Last Wednesday at 3:59 PM

WATCH: Facts of Life Star Lisa Whelchel - 'Christians Have Earned their Antigay Stigma'

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 Anonymousreplies 60Last Wednesday at 3:54 PM

James Norton in Grantchester.

Hot to death. Anyone else a fan of his or the show?

by Anonymousreplies 156Last Wednesday at 3:51 PM

Report: Person Pooping in Holes at Norwegian Golf Course Still at Large

Report: Person Pooping in Holes at Norwegian Golf Course Still at Large

By Dan Carson , Trending Lead Writer Jul 27, 2015

In late-breaking news from the dark world of golf-course poop capers, a Norwegian golf club continues its fight against a habitual cup-defacer who has used the course's holes as toilets.

According to a story published by Rogalands Avis' Frode Olsen (h/t Golf News Net), Stavanger Golf Club in Stavanger, Norway, has been beset by an unknown, pants-dropping menace for the last decade.

As the story goes, the club began finding feces in cups around the course in 2005. The bombing of said cups has since continued in earnest despite added security measures, including the installation of flood lights around some of the perpetrator's preferred greens.

Nothing definite is known about the monster behind these heinous movements, but there are some compelling theories.

"We know it is a man because the poos are too massive to be from a woman," groundskeeper Kenneth Tennfjord told Olsen.

Tennfjord added that toilet paper is also sometimes left behind. Course officials note that the offender only strikes during the work week and leaves bicycle tracks on sections of the course.

So we're clear: Someone has been pooping in the cups at this golf course since Kanye West's Late Registration dropped, and no one has been able to catch them, effectively making this person the Nightcrawler of cup-pooping—the Danny Ocean of links-logging.

If you have any information that could lead to the capture of this individual, please come forward. The golfers of Norway can't rest easy, knowing that after any given putt, they may reach in the hole and retrieve much more than their ball.

by Anonymousreplies 10Last Wednesday at 3:33 PM

How do you know if a friend is a user?

I recently emailed a friend and stated politely that I think she's taken advantage of me by expecting me to be by the phone for her at all times (she wants her tarot cards read). Awhile ago, I had to cut off her sister for the same thing. Repetitive texts and calls asking for spiritual, career and love life advice at all hours.

I read tarot for fun, but they were getting creepy about it. Example: I'm talking to two guys I've never met online, which one is better for me?

Do people just use tarot as a crutch? Are they weak minded? Users? The whole thing was insulting my intelligence.

Is this the same thing as when people call my partner for computer advice? He answers even during dinner and is polite.

Am I just an asshole and a shitty friend?

Also, she wants the information from the cards and when I relay that info, she argues that I'm wrong and overanalyzes every word. Exhausting!

by formerly into tarotreplies 14Last Wednesday at 3:31 PM

Sexy Congress - Who would you rather have sex with?

Killing time online beyond DL...

by Anonymousreplies 5Last Wednesday at 3:30 PM

Meeting with space planners about my new office tomorrow - advice? Have you used a stand-up desk?

This will probably be the only time in my career I get to do this. My company is moving to cool new space and we're buying new furniture. I'm supposed to meet with the Knoll people tomorrow and tell them what I want.

I like to keep my office casual and invite conversation... right now I have a residential love seat, side chair and coffee table, all horribly 90s.

Any lessons you've learned that I should keep in mind?

And what do you think about stand up desks?

by Anonymousreplies 21Last Wednesday at 3:28 PM

Ron Carlivati is out

Ron Carlivati has been fired as head writer of GH and replaced by Shelly Altman and Jean Passanante.

by Anonymousreplies 10Last Wednesday at 2:51 PM

How Can We Stop The Mentally Ill From Getting Guns In The United States

Politicians throw this idea around when speaking about gun control, but they never explain how it could be enacted. There are privacy laws when it comes to treatment for any illness, including mental illness. What constitutes a mental illness that should prohibit one from handling a weapon? Does a person who's dealt with depression or anxiety at some point in their life, who sought treatment, not be trusted? The majority of people with a mental illness never seek treatment anyway. The main issue here is: how could we find out if someone has a mental illness? Again, privacy laws. I wish they would corner politicians on this.

by Anonymousreplies 7Last Wednesday at 2:42 PM

HELP! I think my fuck buddy is dumping his bf for me

We've had a good thing going for a while now, he'd come by, fuck my brains out with his gigantic cock and leave; but Sunday night he talked for almost two hours about how he feels like his relationship is over. AND he was much more tender AND he was very complimentary AND he keeps telling me how he wants to see me more.

I'd be game to date him, but I don't even know him. What to do?

by Anonymousreplies 13Last Wednesday at 2:35 PM

E! - The Carnival Sideshow Network

Teen Clairvoyant Delivers Messages From Beyond In E!’s ‘Hollywood Teen Medium’

by Denise Petski, July 29, 2015 11:30am

E! is peering into the beyond with Hollywood Teen Medium (wt). The eight-episode hour-long series follows 19-year-old celebrity medium Tyler Henry, as he balances his unique abilities with trying to be a regular teenager.

With one foot in the supernatural world and one in Hollywood, viewers will follow Tyler as he goes from reading to reading with some of today’s most popular celebrities. Through intuition, visions and a wide range of feelings that come to him prior to each reading, Tyler delivers rational and comforting information to his clients.

Following his grandmother’s death in 2006, Tyler began having strong intuitive hunches that would later turn into overwhelming visions that proved to be true, according to E!. After a series of life changing events (including a near death experience), Tyler recognized that his passion, calling and life purpose is to bring clarity, closure and evidence to those he is privileged to read.

“This series adds a new layer of mystery and intrigue to the glitz and glamour of Hollywood that our audience is so passionate about,” said Jeff Olde, Executive Vice President, Original Programming & Development, E! “Tyler’s innocent charm puts celebrities instantly at ease, and viewers will see him deliver messages of hope, closure and forgiveness to some of today’s biggest stars as they open up about their lives.”

Hollywood Teen Medium (working title) is produced by 44 Blue Productions and Corbett-Stern Productions in association with Mortar Media. Michael Corbett, Stephanie Noonan Drachkovitch, Larry Stern, Cameron Kadison and Sarah Skibitzke serve as Executive Producers.

by Anonymousreplies 0Last Wednesday at 2:35 PM

Which famous person/persons do you like the most?

They don't have to be the best at what they do, but for some reason you like their work or just like them, period. Maybe you don't know why.

I like Marilyn Monroe and have as long as I can remember.

I love Stevie Nicks and Christine Mcvie of Fleetwood Mac - love their music and smile whenever I see or hear them.

There are others but these came to mind first.

by Anonymousreplies 6Last Wednesday at 2:33 PM

Let's Discuss Falcon Crest

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 milkreplies 72Last Wednesday at 2:31 PM

Are you one of those people who comes in an hour early for work?

I really don't care much for people like you. You make the rest of us look bad.

by running late!replies 6Last Wednesday at 2:20 PM

Betty Buckley

When is she going to come out of the closet??

by A. L. Webberreplies 39Last Wednesday at 2:08 PM

I'll Tumble 4 Ya

I bet it took Boy George three previous tries to finally write that song.

by Anonymousreplies 1Last Wednesday at 1:59 PM

Heidi Klum has odd taste in men

First she marries Seal, and now she's dating Vito Schnabel.

Yikes.

by Anonymousreplies 11Last Wednesday at 1:49 PM

Oklahoma Governor Turns the Mansion Into a Trailer Park

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin said Tuesday she was trying to be a good mother when she let her daughter park a "nice trailer" on the grounds of the governor's mansion, but that the vehicle runs afoul of an obscure state regulation and Christina Fallin must move the home on wheels.

Fallin told Oklahoma television station KFOR that her 28-year-old daughter received no special benefit by parking the travel trailer outside the mansion near the state Capitol since April. Any electricity or water she would have used in the trailer would have also been used if she had been living inside the brick-and-mortar home.

"My Oklahoma values ... is to take care of your family," Fallin, a Republican, told the TV station in a live interview.

"My daughter a couple of months ago came to me and said she was in between living arrangements," Fallin said. "She does have a very nice trailer that she bought" but didn't have a place to park it. "And so I told her you can park it in the back of this lot, not seen to the public eye, and store it there."

The trailer started generating buzz around the Capitol and questions arose about whether it violated any local ordinances. Fallin said no Oklahoma City laws prohibit the trailer but that the administrative rules of the Oklahoma Capitol-Medical Center Improvement and Zoning Commission bars mobile homes in the area.

"Christina had the travel trailer before she moved it to the mansion and was looking for a permanent place to put it," Fallin spokesman Alex Weintz said Tuesday. "She had one living arrangement that fell through, so the governor said, 'Why don't you come put it on the mansion property?'"

Weintz said the trailer will be gone by Sunday — with or without Fallin's daughter.

"She's been invited to move into the mansion, but that's up to Christina," Weintz said.

Fallin and her husband, Wade Christensen, live in the mansion with one of Christensen's adult sons. Another of Christensen's sons lives in a garage apartment on the mansion grounds.

by Anonymousreplies 15Last Wednesday at 1:33 PM

Mika Brzezinski Rips Huckabee On His Outrageous Iran Nuke Deal Comments

"Mika Brzezinski: ‘It Should Be Over’ for Huckabee After Iran Deal Comments"

On Monday, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski stated that “It should be over” for Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee after his comments that President Obama trusting Iran “will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven.”

Brzezinski said, “Here’s the response I have to Huckabee’s comments: If you’ve been to Auschwitz, if you’ve been to Birkenau, if you’ve been to any of these places, where people were killed, and you see the piles of glasses, the piles of hair, the piles of shoes, and the piles of clothes, and every bit of their humanity that had to be stripped away, handed over, as they went, and then burned to their deaths, among other things, it’s really not a good comment to say. It’s a deal breaker. It should be over for him. You don’t say that, and by the way, if you said it by mistake, that’s a sign of who you really are.”

by Anonymousreplies 7Last Wednesday at 1:30 PM

The Japanese Gay Perspective

I'm not even sure what I think about it.

Should I be happy, or upset?

The guys are cute, though.

by Anonymousreplies 8Last Wednesday at 1:29 PM

BIG BROTHER 17: Part Three

The twins start playing tomorrow-which one will Austin end up ravishing?

by Anonymousreplies 2Last Wednesday at 1:26 PM

Another psycho health care provider kills cat - a big one - with a bow and arrow

Do we have an extradition treaty with Zimbabwe? I wonder how many lion cubs are going to get killed as a result. Other males are going to swoop in and kill Cecil's offspring in order to mate with their mothers.

PICTURED: The American dentist who killed Cecil, Africa's most famous lion, with a bow and arrow on $55,000 hunting trip Dr. Walter J Palmer, a dentist from Minnesota, killed the famed lion on or around July 6

Spokesperson for Palmer denied any illegality and admitted it was likely Palmer who killed the lion

The smiling hunter has previously been fined for lying over the location of where he killed a black bear in northern Wisconsin

Dr. Palmer claims to enjoy anything which allows him 'to stay active and observe and photograph wildlife'

Social media and Yelp accounts of Dr. Palmer's practice inundated with furious messages about the hunt

Cecil the Lion, 13, was wounded by an arrow before he was tracked, shot dead, skinned and beheaded as a hunting trophy

Chairman of Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force said anyone convicted of involvement in the illegal hunt could face up to 10 years in prison

by Anonymousreplies 18Last Wednesday at 1:18 PM

Things to do in NYC with a teenager.

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 cluelessreplies 38Last Wednesday at 1:15 PM

Matt Damon has a film coming out directed by Ridley Scott

Should he be worried?

by Anonymousreplies 0Last Wednesday at 1:10 PM

The Miuccio Brothers

Do we believe they are all straight since they all admit to kissing guys?

by Anonymousreplies 3Last Wednesday at 1:05 PM

Documentary: Sex is....

Has anyone seen this wonderful documentary for 1993?

It shows interviews of gay men about what they thought of sex through their lives. It starts out almost cliched as men describe their crazy sex lives and then gets deep and emotional very quickly.

As I was getting rid of my videotapes this weekend, I came across this video and watched it again.

by Anonymousreplies 4Last Wednesday at 12:57 PM

Breaking: Pentagon To Begin Process Of Ending Ban On Transgender Troops Next Week

C;mon girls!

by Anonymousreplies 0Last Wednesday at 12:48 PM

Ricki and the flash is being dumped into theaters next week.

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 Anonymousreplies 3Last Wednesday at 12:18 PM

Sheree Whitfield is selling her used shoes on Instagram

Hurry while the deals last!

by N. Leakesreplies 2Last Wednesday at 12:17 PM

Miami drag queen Elaine Lancaster a ‘shero’ for pulling passenger from flaming car

July 27, 2015

Miami drag queen Elaine Lancaster a ‘shero’ for pulling passenger from flaming car

By Steve Rothaus

Miami drag queen Elaine Lancaster, about to work a month-long gig in Greece, has become “a Mykonos shero,” according to fellow female impersonator Roxy Brooks.

Early Friday, Lancaster — AKA James Davis — pulled a young man out of a burning car just before the entire vehicle became engulfed in flames.

“I was home in my kitchen. They have rented me a beautiful villa,” said Davis, who with New York drag queens Brooks and Lady Bunny will work the month of August at @54 Club in Mykonos. “The streets are narrow, almost like donkey paths. If you don’t have a very narrow car, like a smart car or a scooter, you can’t get through the road. The road is elevated. From my patio, it’s almost eye level.”

About 1:15 a.m. Friday, Davis saw a car rolling back and forth on the street outside his villa. Inside the small sedan: two men and woman, visiting from Italy.

“I could smell they were burning the clutch,” said Davis, via an Internet call from Greece. “I said to the guy, ‘The car is on fire — I smell it.’ The girl says, that’s OK, OK. I said, ‘No, I see flames.’”

The young woman, driving the car, jumped out. “The guy in the back seat opens the door and gets out of the car,” Davis said. “The guy on the passenger side, he sees fire coming out of the hood. It’s almost like he hypnotized. He’s frozen. He keeps staring at the hood.”

Davis hurried to the street. “I ran up the stairs and hopped over a little wall to get to the passengers side. The window as halfway down. I reached in and pushed his seat belt button. I opened the car door and grabbed him by the arm. He stood up in a daze,” Davis said. “Some people handle stress differently. He snapped out of it in the house and said, ‘You saved my life.’

By 1:44 a.m., “the car was completely engulfed in flames,” Davis said.

“Within minutes the car explodes and is completely engulfed in flames,” Brooks wrote Saturday in a Facebook post. “The guy and his coworkers and the manager of the resort came to the house today to thank her for her bravery. Naturally [Elaine] is too modest to tell you this herself (LOL) honestly everyone is so thankful she is here. … A Mykonos SHERO!”

Only one disappointment: Davis rescued the Italian not wearing Elaine Lancaster’s six-inch heels and big blonde wig.

“I had on a pair of shorts, no shirt, no shoes,” Davis said. “I was dressed as a boy.”

by Anonymousreplies 0Last Wednesday at 12:03 PM

Is Sean Hannity Crazier than Donald Trump?

It's so self evident I don t have anything to add today,

by He's a serial liar that is bad for Democracy and bad for Americareplies 10Last Wednesday at 12:00 PM

LGBT website founder fined under Russia's gay propaganda laws

LGBT website founder fined under Russia's gay propaganda laws

Yelena Klimova fined 50,000 roubles after court rules Deti-404 site guilty of distributing ‘propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations among minors’

Alec Luhn in Moscow, Wednesday 29 July 2015 10.31 EDT

The founder of an online community for LGBT teenagers in Russia has been fined under the country’s law against gay propaganda.

Yelena Klimova was fined 50,000 roubles (£540) after a court in Nizhny Tagil concluded that Deti-404, which has pages on Facebook and Russian social network VK, was guilty of distributing “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations among minors”. Klimova said she would appeal against the ruling.

Kilmova successfully appealed against a fine levied by a court in the same town in January.

With parents and teachers often unsympathetic or even hostile, Deti-404 (Children-404) is one of the few platforms for Russian teenagers to discuss LGBT issues in a safe space. Nearly every day, young people write in with stories and photographs – with their faces and names often hidden – describing harassment, beatings and confusion they suffer due to their sexuality.

The group has recently came under attack by the authorities and pro-Kremlin activists. At the request of the local prosecutor general’s office, a court in St Petersburg in March found Deti-404 guilty of gay propaganda and ruled that its VK page should be blacklisted. The court said it would have the state communications watchdog block the page, but the group has remained accessible. Klimova said she also intends to appeal against this ruling.

President Putin signed the law against gay propaganda in June 2013. Later that year, gay rights campaigner Nikolai Alexeyev and fellow activist Yaroslav Yevtushenko became the first people to be fined under the law after they stood outside a library in Arkhangelsk with banners that said: “Gay propaganda does not exist. People do not become gay, people are born gay.”

A newspaper editor in Khabarovsk was also fined under the law after he ran an article about gay rights activist Alexander Yermoshkin, who said he had been assaulted and forced to quit his job because of his sexuality.

Activists have said the legislation has resulted in increased harassment and violence against LGBT people, especially teenagers.

“The law against gay propaganda legitimised violence against LGBT people, and they now are banning street actions under it,” Klimova said. “People are afraid because they understand that gay propaganda is banned, and even mentioning LGBT relations is essentially forbidden.”

Klimova herself has been the subject of vituperative online commentary after creating Deti-404 in spring 2013. In April, she published a photo album on her social media page called “Beautiful People and What They Say to Me,” where she paired users’ profile pictures with threatening, expletive-laced messages they had sent her. “Go and kill yourself before before they come for you,” wrote a woman pictured smiling with a bouquet of roses in her profile picture. “Gunning you down isn’t enough for you, b*tch!” wrote a man.

Earlier this month, Yermoshkin left Russia following a state television broadcast that claimed to show US intelligence agents recruiting him to hold LGBT rallies in Russia. The activist said the conversation with the supposed intelligence agents was a setup and he cooperated out of concern for his safety.

by Anonymousreplies 0Last Wednesday at 11:59 AM

Dispatcher says he won't 'deal' with 911 call after teen fatally shot

July 28 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The dispatcher that answered the 911 call the night of a fatal drive-by shooting in northeast Albuquerque can be heard saying, "I'm not going to deal with this," on the call.

Jaydon Chavez-Silver, 17, was shot and killed in the June incident, but police do not believe he was targeted. The teen was attending a party at the time.

A suspect in the shooting has not been identified, but police are looking into several leads.

In a 911 call after Chavez-Silver was shot, a hysterical caller speaks with the dispatcher, who has been identified as Matthew Sanchez, for about two minutes before using an obscenity to highlight the fact that the victim was barely breathing.

The Albuquerque Fire Department dispatcher responded with the following after the obscenity was used: "OK, you know what, ma'am, you can deal with it yourself. I'm not going to deal with this."

The woman says, "No, my friend is dying," and the call ends.

Officials said units were dispatched prior to the disconnect.

Sanchez was removed from the Dispatch Center and placed on administrative assignment, according to the Albuquerque Fire Department.

"An internal investigation has been initiated," said Fire Chief David Downey. "I am taking the allegation very seriously."

The family of Chavez-Silver said they heard rumors about the 911 call, but it wasn't until Monday they knew it was true.

“They’re heartbroken. They're beyond belief about what happened but at the same time they want to focus on catching the people who did this,” said, Dan Sparago, acting as a family spokesman.

The family is offering a $4,000 reward for help in catching the killer.

by Anonymousreplies 5Last Wednesday at 11:57 AM

Colin Kaepernick and Tom Brady have the same skin color?

I saw this at the link below: "I kept switching between him and Tom Brady and they're the EXACT same skin color." I thought it was a curious observation given that one is mixed race and the other white. Do they have the same skin color?

by Anonymousreplies 62Last Wednesday at 11:31 AM

Do you have kids?

Well do you?

by Anonymousreplies 18Last Wednesday at 11:21 AM

Zoo starring DL fave James Wolk

Starting now on CBS.

by Flesh-Craving Simon Halls Squirrelreplies 20Last Wednesday at 11:16 AM

My foreskin is very tight

I am 21 and still a virgin. My foreskin is so tight that I never saw the head of my penis. Should I be worried ?

by Anonymousreplies 34Last Wednesday at 10:39 AM

REMEMBERING BOBBI. Tell us your personal stories of Bobbi Kristina.

I met her at Gelson's in LA once and she couldn't have been nicer. I told her I was such a big fan and ask for an autograph and photo and she agree. It was a great day! I'll never forget it. RIP Bobbi.

by Anonymousreplies 8Last Wednesday at 10:17 AM

What toppings do you prefer on a hot dog?

I knew a guy who topped hot dogs with mayo. He said it was a southern thing.

by Anonymousreplies 50Last Wednesday at 10:14 AM

The Haves and Have Nots: Season 3

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 Anonymousreplies 10Last Wednesday at 9:48 AM

Annoying straight guy sitting next to me at work

He talks incessantly. Especially to the older woman who sits on the other side of me. I think he wants to fuck her.

by Anonymousreplies 4Last Wednesday at 9:39 AM

NBC's The Wiz (planned for Dec. 3)

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 Anonymousreplies 57Last Wednesday at 9:31 AM

Michael Lucas: "Either I'm fucking your ass with the window open or you're leaving!"

Witty words from a great star.

by Anonymousreplies 6Last Wednesday at 9:27 AM

It's the DL archive!!

Read it before it disappears! Someone linked it in a 9/11 thread.

Full threads -- bread pudding, dialing a phone with a pencil, cash bar, Matt and Ben's letters. It's all there!

by Anonymousreplies 90Last Wednesday at 9:22 AM

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Scissoring, But Were Too Afraid To Ask

In some Central American countries it is known as “making tortillas".

by Scissor Me Timbers!replies 5Last Wednesday at 9:00 AM

Masters of Sex on Showtime

Anyone see the premiere? I thought it was nicely produced but don't see how they can make an entire series out of it.

by Anonymousreplies 243Last Wednesday at 8:52 AM

Greg Louganis on CBS This Morning

He was just on to discuss a new documentary about him. Nora said hello and welcome. Gail said good morning. Charlie just sat there slumped forward and said nothing. Then Charlie continued to look grumpy and stay silent throughout the interview. Does Charlie Rose have a problem with gay athletes?

by Anonymousreplies 0Last Wednesday at 8:45 AM

What Happened Miss Simone?

Saw this film recently and while I really did enjoy all the archival footage the documentary would have been better if it wasn't attached to her family. In particular, her daughter who seemed to respect and love her mother, but also seemed to want to make the film about herself. Any others have opinions or feedback from the film?

by Anonymousreplies 24Last Wednesday at 8:15 AM

Madyson Middleton’s 15-year-old neighbor lured girl to apartment before murdering her

they are not naming the boy, but the tv camera captured the arrest and his mom's hysterical reaction (around 2 min 16s mark )

Trump just found his next speech material!

by Anonymousreplies 0Last Wednesday at 8:00 AM
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