What can stir Rev the dog from this tranquil nap? None other than a song from Adele. Watch the black lab get nostalgic, all thanks to the singer's rendiiton of "Make You Feel My Love," AFTER THE JUMP...
Tonight is the best night to see the annual Orionid meteor shower.
The group American Atheists are taking on Mormonism's membership clauses. The church responded thusly, "This group seems not to know that there have been black members of the Church since our earliest history, and there are many faithful gay members of the Church today." Black men simply couldn't be ordained as lay priests until 1978.
Police in Brookfield, WI, are looking for Radcliffe Haughton for his alleged role in the shooting at a spa today. Seven people were shot, three have died and police are disarming explosives Haughton reportedly left behind. [Update: Haughton was found dead from a self-inflicted gun shot wound.]
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Madonna's Erotica, a review of what it's all about.
National Organization for Marriage operative Frank Schubert's anti-equality crusade is big business: "Schubert collected $958,594 for his anti-equality work in North Carolina earlier this year. In the four marriage ballot states, Schubert has collected $967,567.88 in Washington; $492,680 in Maryland; $303,307.69 in Minnesota; and $200,043.46 in Maine. While these funds are likely used to pay for advertising, it’s unclear what percentage is lining Schubert’s pockets."
Full trailer of the Osama bin Laden flick Zero Dark Thirty.
Adele welcomed her first child this weekend, a baby boy. No name has been released.
SNL takes on the second great presidential debate.
An interview with Australian electopop band Van She.
Bureaucratic legacy: Servicemembers Legal Defense Network will spend the next few years removing "dishonorable discharge" and other DADT labels that remain on the records of servicemembers kicked out for being gay.
More on late Sen. George McGovern's ahead-of-his-time politics, from Bruce Miroff: "Mr. McGovern’s 1972 campaign is indelibly associated with the mass movements of the late 1960s — the antiwar movement above all, but also feminism and the nascent movement for gay liberation. As a son of a Methodist minister, growing up in small prairie towns during the Depression, he was an unlikely spokesman for the political and cultural aspirations of an emerging 'counterculture.' ... His sense of fairness and tolerance made him open to new cultural forces alien to his upbringing, even when some of their issues — especially abortion — left him uncomfortable."
In case you were wondering, Ted Haggard, the right-wing pastor caught with his pants down in 2008, has shifted gears and now believes that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry.
As you probably guessed, Paranormal Activity 4 won top slot at the box office with $30 million.
The marijuana legalization fight faces some key votes next month: "Voters in Colorado, Washington state and Oregon are set to vote Nov. 6 on whether to legalize and tax marijuana sales, raising the possibility of a showdown with the federal government, which views pot as an illegal narcotic."
Irish Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore reiterated his support for marriage equality at the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association conference: "As I have stated elsewhere, the right of same-sex couples to marry is not a gay rights issue, it is a civil rights issue, and one that I support."
The CrossPoint Church in Hutchinson, Kansas, booted long-time congregant and band member Chad Graber because he's gay. "He switched from struggling with his sin to embracing it," said senior pastor Andy Addis.
Here it is, Adele's theme song for the new 007 movie Skyfall! Well, it's not here.
The track, also called "Skyfall," is AFTER THE JUMP and you should listen to it because Adele did a great job of lending her unique, recognizable vocals to James Bond's larger, longer musical motif.
And, a purported snippet of Adele's James Bond theme "Skyfall" has found its way to the internet.
Listen while you can, AFTER THE JUMP...
As anticipation builds for the latest installation in the James Bond series, Skyfall, speculation has mounted that Adele would be the latest Bond theme singer. Now, Adele has pretty much confirmed that's the case, tweeting a photo of a well-manicured hand and the sheet music from the film.
It's unclear when the track, co-written and produced by her production partner Paul Epworth ("Rolling in the Deep") and arranged by Epworth and J.A.C. Redford, will officially drop, but the film opens on November 9.
A just-released behind the scenes clip looks at the film's extended underwater sequence.
Outfitting with floating chunks of ice for what is presumably a scene in the North Atlantic, the 1.2 million gallon pool is a watery reflection of the advanced sets above ground, with high-tech speakers, monitors, bubble jets and state-of-the-art trailers.
Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...
And the latest shirtless Craig shot, released last week, below.
What a Tea Party take over of the Senate means: "Although divisive social issues have gotten little play this election year with many Republicans running on job creation and a stagnant economy, their election would usher in a majority that is just as conservative socially as it is fiscally."
The Ohio Art Company is again capitalizing on the infamous "Romney is an Etch-a-Sketch" meme by releasing red and blue models of their famous product ahead of the election. The new tag line reads, "Exercise your freedom of expression".
Unfortunately for the GOP, their ideological followers continue partaking in racist activities.
Australian Gina Rinehart, the world's richest woman, told the "jealous" poor that they too can be rich - if they "spend less time drinking or smoking". That's offensive for a lot of different reasons.
ABC filed a story on the start of the Internet Cat Film Festival under "bizarre news". Me-ow!
On a related note: MTV has canceled Jersey Shore.
The Film Experience guest blogger Melanie Lynskey got out actor Zachary Quinto to reflect on Il Postino. Writes Quinto: "I found myself alone at one of the only art house movie theaters in pittsburgh at the time. I was so enraptured by the experience. the tenderness and intimacy of the story. The beauty of the landscape. the powerful exploration of love. and in particular the performance of Massimo Troisi."
Perfectly awful or awfully perfect? Tanning Mom Patricia Krentcil was the guest of honor at gay NYC club XL's "hot mess" party last night.
President Obama's "ask me anything" session briefly broke Reddit and brought us no closer to knowing the recipe for Obama's WH-made beer, though he claims the truth will be revealed soon. He did, however, suggest a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United, the Supreme Court decision that gave rise to super PACs that now have massive influence on electoral politics.
Has Lindsay Lohan convinced you yet that she can play Elizabeth Taylor? Maybe these shots from the set will help.
The hateful groups Focus on the Family and the Alliance Defense Fund have put together a list of recommendations for bullying legislation. Not surprisingly, it benefits their ideological ilk: one of their suggestions says bullying laws "should not apply to 'religious, political, philosophical, or other protected student speech'. So basically any motivation that yields homophobia.
A 30-pound baby loggerhead turtle was caught in Canarsie, Brooklyn. It will now be released in a different type of wild.
Brian Moylan tells you how to get laid at the Republican National Convention. If you're into that sort of thing.
Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox keeps quiet on plans to extend marriage equality there.
Commandant Gen. James Amos, the head of the U.S. Marine Corps, says there have been no problems since Don't Ask, Don't Tell's repeal.
Former RNC Chairman Gary Bauer blasted Sen. Orrin Hatch for not supporting a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. "The goal of the gay rights movement is to take a state that has same-sex marriage and to use that state as a battering ram and a lawsuit before the Supreme Court to force every state to have same sex marriage," he said. "So I’m sorry that Orrin fell for it. But if only your side was willing to allow each state to make the decision on their own. I think Orrin Hatch may have had a bad moment or he forgets what’s happened in the last 30 years -- courts forcing radical social change on the American people."
Adele did not have a secret wedding. Just an FYI.
Just yesterday I asked a friend, "Where is Winona Ryder?" Here she is!