Wednesday, February 29, 2012
George Clooney recently gave an interview to The Advocate and was his usual charming self. Here's what he had to say about People magazine's choice for Sexiest Man Alive, his love for Brad Pitt, and those unwavering gay rumours. Honestly, what male star isn't bombarded with gay rumours? Wishful hoping, boys, wishful hoping.
On the gay thing: "I think [the gay rumors about me are] funny, but the last thing you’ll ever see me do is jump up and down, saying, 'These are lies!' That would be unfair and unkind to my good friends in the gay community. I’m not going to let anyone make it seem like being gay is a bad thing. My private life is private, and I’m very happy in it. Who does it hurt if someone thinks I’m gay? I’ll be long dead and there will still be people who say I was gay. I don’t give a shit . . ."
On Brad Pitt: "People think Brad and I hang out all the time, but the truth is that we see each other very rarely, maybe a couple times a year. I’ve had great fun spending time with my friend again over the awards season. Not only do I enjoy him as a person and respect his talent, but I also love what he does in the world . . ."
On the sexiest man alive: "Not that I don’t think Bradley Cooper is a perfectly sexy guy, but I’m still shocked that Ryan Gosling didn’t get Sexiest Man Alive last year. I thought he worked hard and ran a very solid campaign, so I feel that he was ripped off."
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
One million Forty-thousand (according to their Facebook page numbers) psycho moms have taken issue with a new Archie comic being sold in a toy store. Here's what these deluded broads have to say this time:
"Select Toys 'R' Us stores are now selling 'Archie' comic books with a same-sex wedding displayed on the front cover. The front cover reads "Just Married" with two men marrying and one is wearing a service uniform. This comic book is being sold in select stores across the country. One example is the Queensbury, NY location in the upstate New York area.
Toys 'R' Us employees do not actually set up the displays; they leave this up to the vendor, but they should be aware of the merchandise being sold in their stores nonetheless. These comic books are sold at the front checkout counters so they are highly visible to employees, managers, customers and children. Unfortunately, children are now being exposed to same-sex marriage in a toy store. This is the last place a parent would expect to be confronted with questions from their children on topics that are too complicated for them to understand. Issues of this nature are being introduced too early and too soon, which is becoming extremely common and unnecessary.
A trip to the toy store turns into a premature discussion on sexual orientation and is completely uncalled for. Toys 'R' Us should be more responsible in the products they carry."
They also have a "Take Action" link where you can send a form letter to Toys 'R' Us complaining about the comic being showcased. You can edit the letter to write whatever you want, so if you'd like to send Toys 'R' Us a letter of support, and stick it to 40,000 bitches, click here
Monday, February 27, 2012
Check out the second single off Madonna's upcoming album, MDNA. The track is called "Girl Gone Wild" and was co-written with Vancouver's Jenson Vaughan. I like it better than "Give Me All Your Luvin'" and am glad it doesn't feature anyone; Madonna's best on her own. This'll be a good club track, but it's a little trite, which is disappointing for someone who recently said, "I feel like all the records on the radio right now have a homogenized quality to them. I've made a huge effort to try and not sound like everybody else." I'm afraid she failed with this one, since it could easily be from any other pop tart. I don't really know why Madonna worked with producer Benny Benassi. He hasn't been exciting since 2003. Maybe as a diehard fan I expect too much from her, but I was hoping for a little more innovation. I'm still excited for MDNA, since I usually like the songs she doesn't release as singles the most.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Worst Moment: Sasha Baron Cohen is a fucking idiot. Where's the humour in this? Good on Ryan Seacrest for not gay gasping and bursting into tears like I would've, but seriously, how rude. Sasha dumped Kim Jong-Il's "ashes" on Ryan during an interview on the red carpet and acted more obnoxious than a Chris Brown tantrum (which is really saying something), and somehow we're supposed to find it funny? Ryan kind of had a job to do, was wearing an expensive suit, and didn't deserve to be at the receiving end of Sasha's "joke." I also think it's stupid he showed up in character. Put on a penguin suit and have a little respect like everyone else, you asshole!
Best Moment: Meryl Streep's win! This woman is a living legend and the most talented actress in American cinema, bar none. Twenty-nine years after her last win, she is more than deserving of her third Oscar for The Iron Lady (and yes, I'm judging that entirely on having only seen the trailer). Her acceptance speech was funny and sweet: "When they called my name I had this feeling I could hear half of America going, 'Oh no, oh come on, why again?' But, whatever!"
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Dallas County Judge Tonya Parker has announced that she will not be performing straight marriage ceremonies in her court because it is illegal for gay couples to marry in the state of Texas.
"I use it as my opportunity to give them a lesson about inequality in this state because I feel like I have to tell them why I'm turning them away," Parker told a meeting of Stonewall Democrats of Dallas. Her response to couples hoping that the openly gay judge will preside over their unions is, "I'm sorry. I don't perform marriage ceremonies because we are in a state that does not have marriage equality, and until it does, I am not going to partially apply the law to one group of people that doesn't apply to another group of people. It's kind of oxymoronic for me to perform ceremonies that can't be performed for me, so I'm not going to do it. I do not perform [marriages] because it is not an equal application of the law. Period."
This is similar to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie professing that they wouldn't get married until everyone in their country had that legal right. Brad has recently backtracked, however, saying, "We’d actually like to, and it seems to mean more and more to our kids. We made this declaration some time ago that we weren’t going to do it till everyone can. But I don’t think we’ll be able to hold out. It means so much to my kids, and they ask a lot. And it means something to me, too, to make that kind of commitment.”
Although I certainly understand their kids' desire for their parents to be married, if they go back on their declaration, in a way, they're doing their family a disservice. It's a very powerful message to tell your kids, "We know you want us to get married. We want to get married, too. But we live in an unequal country, and until that changes, it isn't okay for us to be able to do something that other families don't have the same right to do."
I'm sure Brad and Angelina will do what they believe is best for their family, and we should all support whatever decision they make, but in my opinion, the lesson the kids will learn by not seeing their parents marry is more powerful than the joy they would feel if they did.