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News: Andy Bell, Helen Thomas, Mt. Rainier, Modern Family

 road Jake Gyllenhaal gets caffeinated in LA.

Jake  road Andy Bell on experiencing his first dose of ageism: "I saw this guy, turns out he was 24, and I went up to him and said 'you are stunningly good-looking.' And he says, 'I thought you used to be good-looking when you were in Erasure.' And I thought, I still AM in Erasure. Then he went on to say that he really only likes to have sex with people his own age. I have never been an ageist person. My tastes are open to all men, I like all ages, all races, all kinds. I remember thinking is it me, and the fact that I am 45, or is the issue with this kid?"

 road Miley Cyrus promises you that she did not kiss a girl on Britain's Got Talent earlier this week.

 road Foot in mouth: Helen Thomas sorry for saying Jews should "get the hell out of Palestine" and "go back home to Poland, Germany, America and everywhere else."

 road Anna Paquin on coming out as bisexual earlier this year: "It wasn't like it was a big secret. It was just a cause I cared about and privately supported, but not one that I had ever had an opportunity to speak out about in a way that would be useful. Obviously I know that one person's voice doesn't necessarily do that much, but I just wanted to do my bit."

 road Gary Coleman's ex-wife turns to the camera asking for your help paying for his funeral.

 road One missing as avalanche strikes Mount Rainier.

 road NY Times columnist Charles Blows explains why heterosexual men are becoming increasingly accepting of gays. One theory: "Virulent homophobes are increasingly being exposed for engaging in homosexuality...In fact, there is a growing body of research that supports the notion that homophobia in some men could be a reaction to their own homosexual impulses. Many heterosexual men see this, and they don’t want to be associated with it. It’s like being antigay is becoming the old gay. Not cool."


 road Ed O'Neill on the controversy surrounding the lack of affection between Modern Family's gay couple: "Oh, that's so stupid. Who cares? When I hear that, it's half amusing, half annoying. First of all, they're the most conservative family of the three. Mitchell is a lawyer, and Cameron is a stay-at-home mom with a baby."

 road The manager of a pub in London refused to serve gay group LGBT Labour.

 road Stolen trailer leads to a hate crime.

 road Watch 10 seconds from Twilight: Eclipse of Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner getting all confrontational with each other.

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  1. helen thomas is quite right in this. the jews have to abandon a make-shift territory. they have no right to be there. they have been a thorn in the side of arabs for decades. they cost americans billions in aid annually. we are propping up a givt that kills innocent civilians daily. they deny aid to people in the gaza strip. they slaughter aid workers. many liberal jews agree with me. we, as a nation, need to stop supporting zionism. that is why arab countries hate us.

    Posted by: nic | Jun 5, 2010 8:25:34 PM

  2. Regarding the Andy Bell story, I think for the most part, the majority of people are only willing to have sex with someone who is approximately in a 10 yr age range of themselves. I know as a 38 yr old I probably wouldn't ever even bother to ask on a date or flirt w/anyone under approx. 32, as most would be too immature for my age. And here we have Andy coming across like a 45 yr old letch trying to pick up a 24 yr old? Ick, date your own age you perv.

    Posted by: Ian | Jun 5, 2010 8:26:44 PM

  3. @andy, i'm sorry for calling you a fag.

    Posted by: nic | Jun 5, 2010 8:29:47 PM

  4. @ian,

    really? a perv? straight men regularly date women half their age. where is your outrage in that regard? are we to presume that young men don't like older men? that is silly. wtf is wrong with you?

    Posted by: nic | Jun 5, 2010 8:38:43 PM

  5. I'm usually an intelligent commenter here, but...

    Does anyone know what brand shoes Jake is wearing in the top picture?

    Posted by: Stephen | Jun 5, 2010 8:50:12 PM

  6. Hold on, NIC. Had Helen said "Blacks should go back to Africa," the networks would be running that clip 24/7, and they would all be howling for her blood. Why is it acceptable to say such things about Jews, but not about Blacks?

    I've got a bet going that you will accuse me of racism and spew more anti-Semitic, history-impaired bile instead of actually answering the question. Don't let me down.

    Posted by: Max | Jun 5, 2010 9:21:52 PM

  7. I wonder whether Andy Bell would be whining if the "kid" had told him he didn't date white guys. Or blonds. Or guys who aren't big, hairy bear-types. Or skinny twinks. Even though there are guys who are "open to all men," many are only attracted to certain types. And if you're not one guy's type, you're probably someone else's. So there's no use in trying to make the other guy feel guilty for not being attracted to you. Save the three-eighths-life crisis for something more significant.

    Posted by: Brian | Jun 5, 2010 9:35:14 PM

  8. @ NIC: Yes, most young men do not like older men. Plus have you seen pictures of Andy Bell recently? Why would a hot young guy want to sleep with him?
    and "wtf is wrong with you?" Are you some old queen who's holding on to a dream of catching a hot young guy half your age?

    Posted by: Mike | Jun 5, 2010 9:44:28 PM

  9. Nic's an antisemite. Whenever someone advocates the destruction of israel, insisting that they don't have a right to be there (as much of a right as the palestinians), 1. they aren't interested in peace, because israel is going nowhere. Instead, they fully support bloodshed from both sides and have bought into the well funded antisemitic propaganda machine of the palestinians (it's in the best interest of HAMAS to keep this bloody conflict continuing...and israel, for aid, too), 2., they are virulently antisemitic as they never call for the dissolution of nations with worse human rights records perpetrated against its indigenous people (and the u.s. is one of them).

    Feel free to criticize israel's treatment of the the palestinians, and palestinian aggression against israelis that is literally propped up by the middle eastern countries that surround it. there is harsh criticism to be any other country's policies. But the "Jew state" (israel is NOT a theocracy, btw--but there's no low that antisemites won't reach for in defending that false claim of theirs--no logical absurdity too great to inflict their calumny against israel) has been singled out by the antisemites who've literally taken over humanities departments in colleges and universities throughout the united states. It's no curiosity--they are siding with radical islamists who are rabidly antisemitic, antigay and antiwoman (ask hirsi ali about he treatment of women in the islamic world...and unless you're not an apologist for islam, you will be humbled and disgusted). These douchebags realize that they can't be blatently antisemitic without incurring universal condemnation, so instead, they peddle their bigotry under a new header: antizionism. Same difference, new name. It's just cooler and more crunchy multyculty to be all about islam...and that's why a lot of them support the radical antizionist agenda of hamas and iran.

    Posted by: TANK | Jun 5, 2010 9:49:42 PM

  10. Nic, go suck Helen Thomas' sagging tits.

    First of all, many of the Jews that live in Israel today came from other Middle Eastern nations NOT Europe. Today, 20% of Israeli citizens are of Arab descent. Good luck finding any Middle Eastern nation outside of Israel with 20% Jews. There aren't any because those nations all but chased their Jewish population away.

    To tell the Jews to go back to Germany or Poland is profoundly insensitive - given the historical anti-Semitism of those nations from which Jews fled in the first place.

    Finally, the Jews that migrated to the area known as Palestine beginning in the late 19th century have just as legitimate a claim to live there as the Palestinians if not more so. They migrated to a land that was nomadic and underdeveloped and made something out of it, which the Arabs never had. They only wanted that land after the Jews did something with it.

    The UN partitioned that land in a fairly equitable manner in 1947 and when the British mandate ended in 1948, the Jews in Palestine declared themselves the independent state of Israel - which the Arab League promptly delcared war on. If the Palestinians and Arabs had simply accepted the division of land, they might have their state today.

    Israel is by no means a perfect nation (what democracy is?) but it holds itself to a higher standard of human rights - including gay rights - than anyone has any reasonable right to expect for a nation that has been under siege since literally the first day of its existence, and certainly a higher standard than the backwards Islamic theocracies and dictatorships that surround it.

    If you love the Palestinians so much, why don't you traipse through Gaza with your same-sex lover declaring yourselves "Queers for Palestine." Let's see how long you last.

    Posted by: GrabbinNewscum | Jun 5, 2010 9:55:10 PM

  11. Andy Bell's problem isn't agism, it's that he looks like a crack whore. yes Andy, it is you.

    Posted by: jt | Jun 5, 2010 9:59:03 PM

  12. Agism is an issue regarding things like employment discrimination. What happened with this Bell character is laughable. Bell: If you want booty half your age, you're gonna have to pay up Rush Limbaugh.

    Helen Thomas is a bitch, pure and simple. She is also ignorant:

    Helen Thomas=Ignorant Bitch

    Posted by: John in Boston | Jun 5, 2010 10:21:35 PM

  13. Jake was with singer Marcus Mumford of Mumford&Sons, check out pictures.

    Posted by: MM | Jun 5, 2010 10:26:49 PM

  14. Israel belongs to the Jews. It is written 430 times in the Bible. Look it up! All of Israel belongs to the Jews. It was given to them by God. They are the chosen people. Fuck with them at your peril.

    Posted by: Kyle | Jun 5, 2010 11:06:32 PM

  15. The Bible is a work of fiction put together by a variety of sources -- most of them bi-polar.

    Helen was right the first time. But criticizing Israel for any reason whatsoever is the most Politcally Incorrect thing anyone can possibly do in the U.S.

    Interesting in Israel people freely -- and frequently -- criticize their government. Go figure.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Jun 5, 2010 11:29:06 PM

  16. Why should Helen Thomas apologize for vocalizing her opinion? I mean everyone else can say whatever the hell they like about the Arabs with no repercussion! In fact it is met with applause in most cases. What's with the double standard?
    And Kyle: Were you there listening when your god said that the land belonged to them? If not, then it is hearsay and it does not make a very strong case with logical people. In essence you are practicing forced occuaption over another group of people for political purpose while using religion for justification. A similar story comes to mind with another group of players in history who claimed a similar reason--the spanish and then the english over the Native Americans. Does it ring a bell?

    Posted by: Mary Might | Jun 5, 2010 11:32:39 PM

  17. So was the Qur'an, you islamic apologist, DE. You irrelevant old curse on this community. Your prose are as old and stagnant as you are, and your hyperbole is only matched by your desire to be original and yet fit in with people who want nothing to do with you, and at the expense of reason. You embrace the sewer of antisemitism because that's the fits the narrative of perpetual victimhood embraced by fringe politics.

    Posted by: TANK | Jun 6, 2010 12:43:46 AM

  18. Israel's existence is not equivalent to "occupation". It is not temporary, and by using such charged rhetoric, you are literally involved in killing people by inflaming the passions of both sides. If you don't have a realistic solution, shut the fuck up. Israel is not going to disappear...not now, not tomorrow, not ever. Rhetoric that doesn't deal with reality should be saved up for church, mosque and temple. These absurd demands and accusations should be met with silence.

    Posted by: TANK | Jun 6, 2010 12:48:24 AM

  19. It is funny when people talk of nation-states as if they were some natural category rather than historically constructed entities.

    Though not as daft as claiming Israel's right to the land because some imaginary character says so in some old book.
    No other nation was created on the basis of the Bible, so why should it be decided in the case of Israel?

    There are plenty of good arguments for a Jewish state without resorting to that.
    It was the appointment of al-Husseini as Mufti in 1922 that started the real troubles. Before him there had never been any idea of an Arab Palestinian nation, and besides the Jews who had been returning there had always been Jews in that part of the world who had remained while it was occupied by the Arabs and Ottomans.
    If it weren't for al-Husseini and anti-Zionist Brits here might have already been a successfully established nation through the efforts of the Arabs and Jews co-operating to do so.
    The kingdom of Saudi Arabia didn't take it's present form until 1932 and only began when Ibn Saud seized Riyadh in 1901. That was only possible because the Ottoman empire had fallen.
    The establishment of Israel might be particularly traumatic but I never hear the Americans who talk of destroying the Israeli state offering to bugger off back to Europe and give America back to the aboriginal peoples.

    Posted by: Urmensch | Jun 6, 2010 3:47:26 AM

  20. Ed O'Neill? Who the hell is that?

    Posted by: Randy | Jun 6, 2010 4:07:23 AM

  21. But WHY do so many U.S. tax dollars have to go annually to support Israel's situation when they are needed here? I mean I was blown away to discover just how much goes there from here...I have nothing against jews or Israel but what this country spends there, to me, is appalling...Moral support? Yes. U.S. monetary and military weapons support? Not SO much...when people need help here. (Also, don't wealthy Jewish Americans financially support Israel?) Also, I too think the huge military and monetary aid from our government is partly why the Middle East hates us and attacks us and I don't feel that it's prejudiced to be concerned with or to question this relationship on certain levels to try and learn to further understand it's complexities...I realize there is an amount of oversensitivity with regard to this situation that makes it difficult to discuss, kind of like AA and race, except that Jewish Americans command exponentially more financial and political power in this country, AA can cry out but don't have much to back it up and are easily ignored as a group, U.S. jews? You don't want to really rile them up as it obviously pays to be genuinely well connected and powerful...Anti-semite? No. Curious about the amount of U.S. tax dollars and military build up? Yes...

    Posted by: yeahisaidit | Jun 6, 2010 4:39:18 AM

  22. Dear Mr Bell,

    My tastes are also open to all men, especially if they are much younger than me! LOL

    Posted by: CrisP | Jun 6, 2010 5:56:59 AM

  23. israel is a puss hole in the middle east. it needs to be capped as much as the oil spill in the gulf. how can one justify a purulent jerry-rigged state in the heart of arabia. israel is the reason that america spends billions of dollars a year on a colassal mistake. our support of that sham state puts american lives at risk every day. would 9-11 have happened were it not for our support of that rogue state?

    Posted by: nic | Jun 6, 2010 6:52:21 AM

  24. lookit, i love jews. they can find welcoming arms in california, texas and florida. they just need to get the hell outta dodge. there are as many jews in america as there are in israel (5,313,800 in israel v. 5,275,000 in america). why are we spending billions of dollars and risking our necks over a population that is less than the city of new york? the moslem folk are willing to destroy our institutions. maybe, we could listen to what they are saying. let's get reasonable. israel is a failed state. netanyahoo is a blistered warrior. let us not indulge him and the zionists anymore.

    Posted by: nic | Jun 6, 2010 7:15:14 AM

  25. good god, who woulda thunk? i'm battling ageism and zionism at the same time. one perverse queer imagines me to be old and decrepit, another imagines me to be an anti-semite. wait! could it be the same whore? yes, i can rest easy now. stupidity is not as flagrant as one might suppose.

    Posted by: nic | Jun 6, 2010 7:29:48 AM

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