News: Matt Bomer, Mad Men, Hillary Clinton, Sound of Music, Croc

RoadPrince Harry spends night in the freezer.

Road57th street is going to be home to four of America's tallest buildings.

CliftRoadMatt Bomer to play Montgomery Clift.

RoadBritney Spears sees hundreds of girls dressed in her "Oops I Did It Again" get-up and immediately vomits in her helicopter. Literally.

RoadPublic divided over Chris Christie's handling of gay marriage: "Twenty percent of poll respondents said that they could not give Christie a letter grade on same-sex marriage; on only one other issue did at least 10 percent of people volunteer that answer — gun control, at 12 percent."

RoadDallas Voice stands by firing of editor John Wright: “John has his opinion, and we have ours, and they are not the same,” he tells The Dallas Morning News. “We stand by the actions we took.”

RoadMad Men's final season to be split into two halves, airing in 2014 and 2015: "Basically, it means the final season will now take a 45-week break in the middle."

RoadHugh Jackman celebrates his cute French bulldog.

RoadHillary Clinton to give first interview in eight months to New York magazine: "The interview is expected to be published in print and online on Monday, the first day of the annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting in New York. All three Clintons -- Hillary, former President Bill, and daughter Chelsea -- are featured speakers at the event."

RoadChris Pine looks a bit different with longer hair.

UnderwoodRoadThe hills are alive with the sound of Carrie Underwood.

RoadRussian teachers fired for being gay.

RoadWashington Blade joins the White House print pool: "BuzzFeed, The Guardian, and The Washington Blade, an LGBT newspaper. WHCA president Steve Thomma welcomed the three news organizations to the in-town pool on Monday. The news is a boon for all three news organizations: BuzzFeed, which only got into the political news game in Jan. 2012; The Guardian, whose U.S. audience is primarily digital; and The Blade, which will be the first LGBT outlet to join the pool."

RoadAdam Lambert won't be playing a drag queen on Glee (spoilers).

RoadHillary Clinton gets honorary degree from St. Andrews: "She said: 'We need more voices speaking up for universal human rights. We have honoured some of the great advocates here today who have spoken out courageously for women’s rights, gay rights and religious understanding, showing us that our communities and institutions are strongest when equality and opportunity are open to all people and freedom of conscience is respected."

CrocodileRoadMan sleeps all night with 8-foot crocodile under his bed in Zimbabwe.

RoadU.S. Chamber of Commerce stays neutral on ENDA: "The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s neutrality on ENDA is noteworthy in the aftermath the AFL-CIO adopting a resolution to “redouble” efforts to pass the bill"

RoadFormer Michigan assistant AG and stalker Andrew Shirvell lost his defamation suit: "Detroit federal Judge Arthur Tarnow on Tuesday said Deborah Gordon's comments about Andrew Shirvell were either true or opinions and showed no malice. He dismissed the case."

RoadObama named one of Russia's top 5 gay "heroes".

RoadAustralian high court could annul marriages if the Australia Capital Territory goes ahead with proposed marriage equality legislation.

RoadGay French newlywed jailed after attacking husband: "His partner testified that he had been head-butted and then repeatedly hit whilst lying on the ground, in an attack after a heavy drinking session. The fight was triggered by a row about their respective mother-in-laws."

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  1. Shirvell's defamation suit!?!? HILARIOUS!

    Oh, gurrrrl, you be one sad reluctant queen.

    check that out. right when the Shirvell story broke I messaged him on facebook, and we had a lovely back-and-forth that ended up being used in court in the case against him, which Armstrong won.


    cuckoo cuckoo cuckoo!

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Sep 18, 2013 4:21:45 PM

  2. Is Matt Bomer going to do the post-car-accident Clift or just the self-loathing alcoholic Clift?

    Posted by: anon | Sep 18, 2013 5:34:26 PM

  3. The more important question is whether Matt Bomer is going to do the gay Monty Clift or straight Monty Clift who was in love with Elizabeth Taylor according to the above link.
    Probably they will hire the same Russian production team who did a film about a straight Tchaikovsky.

    Posted by: simon | Sep 18, 2013 5:56:35 PM

  4. Just FYI: Teachers get fired for being gay in the US, too.

    Posted by: chris | Sep 18, 2013 6:25:11 PM

  5. Monty Clift was a very tragic figure- the plot of that movie sounds like pure fantasy. But Matt Boner seems like perfect casting- well at least he won't mind doing the homosexual sex scenes....

    Posted by: jarago | Sep 18, 2013 6:25:41 PM

  6. @ SIMON

    There is no "gay Monty Clift or straight Monty Clift" He was Bisexual. And if you bother to read the article it answers your question.

    Posted by: James | Sep 18, 2013 6:26:42 PM

  7. Jarago:
    I won't hold my breath for that. It is more likely they will have sex scenes between Monty Clift and Elizabeth Taylor. I remember reading an interview with Taylor. She said she never had sex with Monty. It is known that his companion Lorenzo James found him dead in 1966. this and his habits of cruising for sex are probably too much for a Hollywood film.

    Posted by: simon | Sep 18, 2013 6:32:13 PM

  8. James:
    I don't know which article you are talking about and where that "bisexual" comes from.
    There is a comment by one Johnny West there which sums it up like this:
    Well, the problem is that Monty was gay, so “in love with Liz” isn’t quite historically accurate and what would be the point of portraying him that way? Odd.

    Posted by: simon | Sep 18, 2013 6:41:39 PM

  9. I wish we could let Mongomery Clift rest in peace. rather than have some narcissistic bad actor portray him. Matt just can't get enough of himself, like anyone remotely associated with Brian Murphy. He should stretch and do a film about Paul Lynde. That would test his acting ability. And Lynde was gay -- not mythic gay like Clift. Come to think of it James Franco (James Dean) would capture Monty.

    Posted by: Jake | Sep 18, 2013 7:34:49 PM

  10. Chris Pine's longer hair. I'll sleep better tonight knowing about that.
    I wonder who's in Andy Towle's freezer? Whoops.... I mean what.

    Posted by: Bristol | Sep 18, 2013 7:39:19 PM

  11. All those new tall buildings. Now terrorists have a choice.

    Posted by: Clay | Sep 18, 2013 7:41:14 PM

  12. It sounds like "Monty Clift" is going to be "Will & Grace: The Carriage Trade Edition"

    Monty was GAY. Lorenzo James was his houseman. His last lover was Ben Bagley.

    His other lovers included Jack Larson (aka. "Superman's pal Jimmy Olson") Jack told me that Monty was "a very happy drunk" who after the accident became " a very unhappy drug addict" because of everything he had to take for the pain.

    I was working as an usher at the Baronet / Coronet theaters on third ave. in 1966 and saw Monty on what turned out to be the night he died. He was literally CRAWLING back home -- a total wreck. The street was full of people and they all stood aside to watch the sad spectacle of a once beautiful man who was now a shell of his former shell. Beyond sad.

    Elizabeth Taylor was as we all know a close friend. She adored gay men (eg. Rock Hudson, James Dean, Roddy McDowell) She wanted him to co-star with her in "Reflections in a Golden Eye" but the insurers wouldn't pay for it. So she put up the money herself. But then Monty died.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Sep 18, 2013 7:49:16 PM

  13. Comments edited out. This site edits.

    Posted by: Clay | Sep 18, 2013 8:33:36 PM

  14. Bomer as Clift is not going to turn out well. Bomer has none of the moodiness and tortured soul of Clift.

    Posted by: Topol | Sep 18, 2013 11:15:03 PM

  15. Prince Harry could have spent the night in the freezer, he was probably more comfortable than on Andy's sleep number with gel insert.

    Posted by: Clay | Sep 19, 2013 1:49:29 AM

  16. "His partner testified that he had been head-butted and then repeatedly hit whilst lying on the ground, in an attack after a heavy drinking session. The fight was triggered by a row about their respective mother-in-laws."


    3 Years with suspended months. Reasonable. He could use professional help with anger management, mental health and substance abuse.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Sep 19, 2013 7:18:20 AM

  17. Shouldn't it be mothers-in-law?

    Posted by: Joe | Sep 19, 2013 9:33:44 AM

  18. 1) Yes, it should be mothers-in-law.

    2) Monty WAS gay not bisexual. that was a beard story created by the movie system to keep his homosexuality out of the Press.

    3) Chris Pike just looks like sloppy. I hope it's for a role.

    4) oh, never mind. That Shirvell thing is just too stupid for words.

    Posted by: Robert Seth Vorisek | Sep 19, 2013 12:00:40 PM

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