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Comic Store Owner Explains His Decision to Not Carry DC Comics 'Superman' Written by Orson Scott Card: VIDEO


This morning I reported that Richard Neal at Dallas-based Zeus Comics and Collectibles decided not to carry the new DC Comics series 'Adventures of Superman' because of the involvement of uber-homophobe writer Orson Scott Card.

Doug Magditch at NightcapTV interviewed Neal about his decision.

Said Neal: “Superman stands for broader ideals, including inclusion of gays and lesbians and the rest of the world. Why would you hire a writer that is such a bigot? Why is it okay to be a bigot today?”


Neal noted that Card often inserts his political views into his comics.

Jeremy Hooper points out a post from artist Ben Bates and writer Ryan Sohmer imagining what Card's vision for Superman might be like:


Posted Feb. 13,2013 at 3:15 PM EST by in Comic Books, News, Orson Scott Card, Superheroes | Permalink | Comments (8)

A Super-Cut of Marco Rubio's Dry Mouth Lip Smacking: VIDEO


I can't stop watching this super-cut of all the dry noises. Get some water. You may need it.


Posted Feb. 13,2013 at 2:20 PM EST by in Marco Rubio, News | Permalink | Comments (25)

Gay Rumors Disrupting Hugh Jackman's 'Seemingly Idyllic' Life: VIDEO


The "gay rumors" question that seems to follow Hugh Jackman to many a celebrity interview is back in a new Hollywood Reporter cover story, giving Jackman an opportunity to possibly express the same "ain't nothing wrong with it" sentiment espoused by evolved beings like Honey Boo Boo, and let the issue die.

But no:

Despite these friends and a seemingly idyllic life, Jackman admits rumors about his sexuality have taken a greater toll than previously acknowledged, especially on his wife. "Just recently, it bugs her," he says, blaming the Internet, which she frequents more than he does. (Jackman largely sticks to cricket sites and The Economist.) "She goes: 'It's big. It's everywhere!'"

His X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner shrugs off the gossip. "I have seen him with Deborra since the beginning of their trip to Hollywood, and I've been on five movie sets with him and have never seen him stray, have never seen him eye anyone. I met him when he did Oklahoma! [at London's Royal National Theatre in 1999]. He was genuine, hugely talented. He was in love with his wife that day and still is."

A behind-the-scenes clip of Jackman at his cover shoot, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Feb. 13,2013 at 1:49 PM EST by in Hugh Jackman, I'm Not Gay, News | Permalink | Comments (51)

Applause Rings Out for Gay Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas's Emotional Testimony on Immigration Reform: VIDEO


Jose Antonio Vargas, a gay journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the Virginia Tech shootings and in June 2011 came out as an "undocumented immigrant" in a stunning piece in the New York Times, gave a thought-provoking, applause-inspiring, powerful round of testimony at immigration reform hearings on Wednesday afternoon, Think Progress reports.

Fighting back tears, Vargas asked:

"For all the undocumented immigrants who are actually sitting here, at this hearing, for the people watching online and for the 11 million of us, what do you want to do with us?” And to me, the most important question, as a student of American history is this — how do you define an American, how do you define it?"

Watch his emotional testimony, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Feb. 13,2013 at 1:40 PM EST by in Immigration, Jose Antonio Vargas, News | Permalink | Comments (17)

Anderson Cooper Talks to Libby Phelps, a Westboro Baptist Church Member Who Defected: VIDEO


In a too-short clip from today's Anderson Live, Anderson Cooper talks to Libby Phelps about the Westboro Baptist Church's pickets, if she felt normal doing it, and why they picket the funerals of dead soldiers.


Posted Feb. 13,2013 at 1:20 PM EST by in Anderson Cooper, Fred Phelps, Westboro Baptist Church | Permalink | Comments (8)

Let's Watch the Fire Island Pines Pavilion Rise from the Ashes: TIME-LAPSE VIDEO


Fire Island Pines' iconic Pavilion nightclub, which burned to the ground in November 2011 and tore the social heart out of the New York gay resort community, is well underway to being resurrected.

See the plans here. Developers this week released a time-lapse video of the progress.


Posted Feb. 13,2013 at 1:00 PM EST by in Fire Island, New York, News, Nightlife | Permalink | Comments (4)


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