Here's a preview of the forthcoming episode of Glee in which Matt Bomer plays 'Cooper Anderson', brother to Blaine, and famous for a free credit rating ad.
Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...
Adrienne Rich, one of America's great poets, has died at the age of 82, the AP reports:
Through her writing, Rich explored topics such as women’s rights, racism, sexuality, economic justice and love between women.
Rich published more than a dozen volumes of poetry and five collections of nonfiction. She won a National Book Award for her collection of poems “Diving into the Wreck” in 1974. In 2004, she won the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry for her collection “The School Among the Ruins."
Rich came out of the closet after leaving her husband and met her lifelong partner, the writer Michelle Cliff, in 1976.
Carson Daly mocked gays this morning in a discussion about the JetBlue pilot that had a meltdown on the flight from JFK to Vegas, TMZ reports:
It all went down on Daly's L.A. radio show this morning ... when he was talking about the flight and said, "Most of the people were on their way to some sort of security conference in Las Vegas ... it was like a bunch of dudes and well trained dudes ... thank god."
He laughingly continued, "With my luck, it would be like ... 'this is the flight going to [the gay pride parade] in San Francisco ... I mean, that would be my colleagues."
Then, changing his voice to sound like a gay stereotype, Carson said, "Uh, we're headed down to Vegas for the floral convention."
Listen, AFTER THE JUMP...
Aside from the offensive nature of the remarks, I guess he's never heard of Mark Bingham.
UPDATE: Daly tweets:
This morning on my radio show I attempted to make fun of myself & offended others by mistake. I sincerely apologize.
The Human Rights Campaign criticized Rick Santorum after Reuters reporter Sam Youngman tweeted about an incident that took place at a bowling alley campaign stop in Wisconsin earlier today.
"You're not gonna use the pink ball. We're not gonna let you do that. Not on camera." Santorum to a young fella bowling with him
Said HRC's Fred Sainz in a press release:
“This is another example of Rick Santorum intentionally making ignorant statements that have a real impact on LGBT people. Whether he’s comparing our marriages to inanimate objects, saying our children would be better off with a parent in prison as opposed to two loving same-sex parents, or calling open military service a ‘tragic social experiment;’ he’s proven that he thinks LGBT people are second-class citizens not worthy of dignity or respect. In this case, he’s advancing tired gender norms by implying a boy should be ashamed or embarrassed to use a certain color bowling ball...Kids have enough to worry about. They don’t need Rick Santorum telling them that using a pink bowling ball is a bad thing."
KRISTEN BELL: An American for marriage equality.
BIKE PARKOUR: Some incredible riding by Andrew Dickey in Melbourne, Australia.
ELEPHANT: Enjoys a touchscreen phone. Here's an outtake.
BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT: Operatic duo has Susan Boyle moment.
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Ari Fleischer believes Obama will endorse marriage equality after the election.
Maltese government to propose civil partnerships: “The government’s position is that the relationship between gay couples should be regulated by the law regulating cohabitation, including the institute of civil partnerships.”
Pictures from a battlefield: How to Survive a Plague director David France looks at portraits of activists who started ACT UP as the group marks its 25th anniversary. Larry Kramer reflects in the HuffPost: "It's difficult to be grateful when the AIDS plague is worse than ever all over the world and the two organizations I helped found to stop it are, if not no more, then in such pathetic shape as to almost be no more."
Lindsay Lohan on Glee?
Lana and Andy Wachowski drop development of hard-R drama about gay relationship between U.S. soldier and Iraqi.
African countries create largest international wildlife conservation area: "Spanning an area of Africa almost the size of Italy, the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area, or KAZA, will encompass 36 national parks, game reserves, wildlife-management areas, and tourism areas, according to WWF, a conservation organization offering both technical and financial support to the initiative. In 2011 presidents of five African nations—Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe—signed a treaty establishing the huge protected region, which has been in the works for several years."
Jake Gyllenhaal looking more lumberjack-y than ever.
Photographer Kevin Tachman hits Jeffrey's Fashion Cares event at the USS Intrepid in NYC.
Scientists discover planets born at the dawn of the Universe: "Two huge Jupiter-sized planets found orbiting a star 375 light-years away, that will soon transform into a red giant, are the oldest alien worlds yet discovered, reported scientists at the Max-Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg, Germany."
The world's first all-diamond ring.
When Fiona Apple was 16, she wrote a letter for a fan's Gay-Straight Alliance: "A person who loves is a righteous person, and if someone has the ability and desire to show love another — to someone willing to receive it, then for goodness’ sake, let them do it. Hate has no place in the equation; there is no function for it to perform. Love is love, and there will never be too much."
Notre Dame High School, a Catholic school in Lawrenceville, N.J. bans production of The Laramie Project.
More gangsta photos of Federline Franco.
The other Franco.
Puffins are really cool birds.
One of my former obsessions, SimCity returns!
Victim of D.C. anti-gay attack speaks out: “Physically, I’m about 50 percent, emotionally, I’m about the same,’’ the victim told the Post. He is not being identified to preserve his safety. “I just try not to think about the fact that the person who did this to me is still out there.”
Robert Mapplethorpe turns up at Urban Outfitters.
Kentucky Equality Federation condemns Clear Channel radio host for comparing gays to the KKK in story about printing company that denied request to make t-shirts for Lexington Pride.
Cruise ship passengers discuss gay couple arrested in Dominica: "We had left the ship and were on the port side there waiting for our excursion buses and so forth. All of a sudden behind us we heard a commotion of a lot of the locals waiting in the area. We saw these people pointing and you could look up and see the profile of two naked people standing on their deck and doing something. If you’re a gay man and you see that kind of a profile, it’s pretty easy to identify what they were doing."