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Bradley Cooper Fantasized About (Being) the Soloflex Guy

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Bradley Cooper talks to Details about his A-Team physique

“As the movie progressed, I got in increasingly better shape. There’s this one fight scene with Liam Neeson toward the end, where it’s, like, the apex of the work … I swear to God, it looked like my head was digitally superimposed onto someone else’s body. I was like, ‘This cannot be me—that’s the way I look?’ … ‘Cause as a kid I only fantasized about looking that way. Remember Soloflex commercials? That was huge when I was a kid. It was like, ‘I wanna be the Soloflex guy. Mom, can we get the Soloflex?’”

I wanted to be the Soloflex guy too. And I also wanted the Soloflex guy. Here's a refresher, and here.

Cooper better stop with that chit-chat. Mr. T might come after him for talking too gay.

A beefy A-Team Cooper clip, AFTER THE JUMP...

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News: Dinosaur, Ted Koppel, Atlantis, Marina Abramovic, Sweden

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The Rise of GetEQUAL.

 roadPolitico's Ben Smith profiles SLDN executive director Aubrey Sarvis, 'Don't Ask Deal's Unlikely Activist'...

Horns  roadRecently-discovered dinosaur was extremely horny...

 roadJeremy Piven is a waxing fanatic.

 roadTexans hold "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" protest outside Fort Hood: "More than two dozen people from all over Central Texas held up signs that read 'Gay or straight, all are heroes' and 'Stop unjust discharge of gays and lesbians.' Organizers say they gathered there not only to honor gay and lesbian soldiers who have served and died, but to show their support for gay and lesbian soldiers who are currently serving as well. 'They can't reach out to us. They can't be out to tell us. We have to reach out to them,' organizer Irene Andrews said."

 roadTed Koppel's son found dead after daylong drinking binge.

 roadSenate confirms Laura Duffy as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California in San Diego: "Duffy, an out lesbian, is known for her successful efforts fighting drug cartels that operate on the U.S.-Mexican border. Her prosecution of Tijuana’s Arellano Felix cartel resulted in a life sentence for its leader, a notorious drug kingpin."

 roadPuerto Rican activist Pedro Julio Serrano has cancer biopsy.

Burtka  roadNeil Patrick Harris threw a surprise party for David Burtka in NYC.

 roadThe artist is no longer present: Performance Marina Abramovic finishes sitting at the MOMA.

 roadIs the real Atlantis beneath the isle of Santorini in Greece?

 roadNew Hampshire to celebrate first anniversary of marriage equality: "New Hampshire Stonewall Democrats are celebrating the one-year anniversary of Gov. John Lynch signing gay marriage into law. The group and other supporters will celebrate Tuesday in Concord. Lynch signed the law a year ago this coming Thursday... Senate President Sylvia Larsen, House Speaker Terie Norelli and other legislative leaders are expected to attend as is Democratic Congressman Paul Hodes. The celebration will be a 105 N. State St. at 6 p.m."

 roadBackpacker shoots Grizzly with handgun in Denali National Park.

 roadEllen and Portia spend Memorial Day in Mexico.

Cooper   roadBradley Cooper does Details.

 roadThe NYT looks at the vetting of priests by the Catholic Church: "Beyond his assertion that 'I know it when I see it,' no one interviewed for this article was able to describe exactly how screeners or seminary directors determine whether someone’s sexual orientation defines him. Some Catholics have expressed fear that such vagueness leads to bias and arbitrariness. .. 'And not the least irony here,” he added, 'is that these new regulations are being enforced in many cases by seminary directors who are themselves gay.'"

 roadA League of Their Own inspiration dies.

 roadMale model fix: Bruno Rosendo.

 roadDavid Silver is looking good.

 roadSweden named Europe's most pro-gay country.

 roadBritain's youngest mayor is a gay man: "Apart from their red robes and gold bling, mayors are known primarily for their venerable age. But Retford, in Nottinghamshire, has taken the radical step of appointing the youngest mayor in the country, 23-year-old Ian Campbell. Campbell was this month elected as a Labour district councillor for Bassetlaw, beating his Conservative rival by just 15 votes. Surprisingly, the Conservative-controlled council then nominated and voted Campbell to be mayor for the year...Campbell rose to prominence as a gay rights activist after being thrown out of his family home for coming out. In 2009, he was named Nottinghamshire's young person of the year for his work visiting schools and colleges nationwide, and running workshops to counter homophobic bullying. His sexuality was not an issue during his campaign to be elected a councillor, which pleased him.


Summer Movie Preview Pt 1: Ken, Cannes & Carrie (Bradshaw)

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GuestbloggerNATHANIEL ROGERS
...would live in the movie theater but for the poor internet reception. He blogs daily at the Film Experience.

It's a special edition of the column this week. How to Train Your Dragon keeps fending off newcomers to its box office throne but the post-Oscar/pre-summer movie season mostly works like Hollywood's purgatory. The industry is just waiting for the heavenly treasures of summer box office to roll in. IRON MAN 2 blasts off next friday and hundreds of other movies will then chase Tony Stark's exhaust fumes.

Obviously we can't cover everything so we're dividing each month into six categories, that are cutely named after movies because you gotta have a gimmick: "The Champ" for box office, "Diva" for the fierce ladies, "The Prestige" for critical acclaim, "Where the Boys Are" for the hotness, "The International" for foreign language counter-programming and "Oscar" for potentially awardable stuff. Clicking on the film titles will take you to their trailers or official sites, should you want to gorge on those carefully constructed hype generators.

Speaking of hype... Tony Stark or Carrie Bradshaw: Which narcissistic diva are you most anxious to see again?

Summer Preview AFTER THE JUMP...

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News: Caresse Henry, iPad, Scott Roeder, Iran, Steve Hildebrand

 road Former Madonna manager Caresse Henry dead in apparent suicide.

Freeze  roadResearcher: Hailstorm of ice and dust plunged Earth into thousand-year deep freeze.

 roadCarrot Top's seldom-seen brother, Salad Bottom.

 roadThe Modern Family iPad episode wasn't paid product placement.

 roadScott Roeder, who killed abortion doctor George Tiller, gets life in prison: "A former airport shuttle driver who was once arrested with bomb-making materials in his car, Roeder, 52, was convicted Jan. 29 of premeditated murder for shooting Tiller point-blank in the forehead during a Sunday service on May 31 as the doctor stood in the vestibule of his Wichita church."

 roadJerry Seinfeld's The Marriage Ref to include first gay couple.

 roadParents: Knife brandishing was a bullied student's last ditch cry for help.

 roadFederal judge rules calling someone gay not defamatory: "U.S. District Judge Joel Pisano predicted the state Supreme Court, which insisted on equal protection for same-sex couples in 2006, would be unlikely to 'legitimize discrimination against gays and lesbians' by treating a homosexual reference as a slur. The ruling, in Murphy v. Millenium Radio Group, 08-cv-1743, is a loss for freelance photographer Peter Murphy, who complained that Craig Carton and Ray Rossi, hosts of the 'Jersey Guys' show on WKXW 101.5 FM, 'derogatorily inferred' he was a homosexual during a 45-minute segment."

 roadWaPo: More than 300 gays have fled Iran since the rise of Ahmadinejad.

 roadMore Glee pix.

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 roadWashington Post profiles Steve Hildebrand, gay former deputy campaign manager for Obama, his career, and his history of depression. White House paints him as mad: "Obama officials -- mindful that the Hildebrand Strategies Web site promotes the consultant's connection to the president -- see Hildebrand's new phase differently and dismiss his admonishments as the ravings of a sick man. 'You get the good Steve and the bad Steve. When Steve is healthy, he's a world-class operative. And when he's not, things get pretty crazy,' says a White House official, who would only speak about a former colleague anonymously. The official, who acknowledges that Hildebrand has never requested to join the White House, adds that given his behavior, 'it's tough to see a role internally for Steve.'"

 roadDonations pour in for slain Marine's father in battle against Westboro Baptist Church.

 roadYup. Jennifer Hudson looks amazing.

 roadNYC transgender woman's death ruled a homicide.

 roadOlivia Newton-John's missing ex-boyfriend found alive.

Roddick   roadAndy Roddick challenges you to wear a scent.

 road  Nicholas Sparks thinks a lot of himself.

 roadConservative Czech leader Mirek Topolanek quits position over remarks about gays, Jews, and the Catholic Church: "He said that Transport Minister Gustav Slamecka is a homosexual who 'gives in' when he faces a serious problem. About Prime Minister Jan Fischer, he said, 'he's simply a Jew; he's not gay and he gives in even sooner.' Fischer is Jewish. Slamecka has not publicly commented on his sexual orientation. Topolanek also accused the Roman Catholic church of 'brainwashing' believers."

 road  Urologist won't touch Obama voters.

 roadBradley Cooper's hairy pecs feature in new A-Team trailer.

 roadNova Scotia man beaten walking home from gay dance.

 roadTwo armed militia groups to march on D.C. on domestic terrorism anniversary: "At what point does this all become very worrisome? In less than three weeks the 2nd Amendment March will take place Washington D.C. on April 19th to be exact, which also happens to land on the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. Terrible, thoughtless, possibly inciting, coincidence? Maybe. April 19th also happens to be the day Patriots’ Day falls on this year (third Monday in April) and according to the March’s website that is the motivation for the date choice."


Ryan Reynolds and Bradley Cooper Get Flashed at the Oscars

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They'd make a great couple.

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News: Chace Crawford, Boy Scouts, Roxy, Carl Craig, Dubai

 roadTen things you can do to oppose the anti-gay legislation in Uganda.

Chace1  roadChace Crawford unleashes his man scent on Miami Beach.

 roadMadonna is no doubt furious that unretouched photos of her keep leaking.

 roadBrazilian man granted asylum in U.S. claiming persecution over his homosexuality: "I lived in constant panic in Brazil. I tried to hide that my homosexuality, but the attacks and threats were constant. At the time (I lived in Brazil), I have been attacked by skinheads and brutally beat up by the police. After you've been threatened by the police, you become aware that there is no one there to protect you, so coming the live in US was a matter of life or death for me."

 roadSnooki has found the guido juicehead of her dreams.

 roadBradley Cooper has a tanning accident.

 roadLesbian couple in Vermont battles Boy Scouts: "Cate and Elizabeth Wirth wanted to help with their son's Cub Scout troop but were told they were not welcome. The Supreme Court has affirmed the Scouts' right to bar homosexuals. But Vermont Congressman Peter Welch and 25 of his colleagues have written to the Boy Scouts on the Wirths' behalf. The letter calls the policy 'deeply troubling' and "damaging" to impressionable children."

 roadKellan Lutz gets comfy in a bod pod.

 roadWhat would you do if your boyfriend had an "arrangement" with a toothbrush "perv"?

Carlcraig_warhol  roadDetroit techno innovator Carl Craig creates new soundtrack for Warhol oral sex film.

 roadHarold Ford Jr.'s apartment is relentlessly yellow.

 roadNYC's Roxy to reopen as lounge-restaurant-event space?


 roadIndia gets gay Valentine's Day cards: "Homosexual consumers are not exactly spoiled for choice, with just two cards for gay men, two for lesbians and one gender-neutral card. The wording of the messages is also pretty basic. A lesbian version says: 'For my girl friend from your girl friend.' The gender-neutral card reads: 'Oh how totully gay!' (sic)."

 roadAudio: Former BP CEO Lord Browne discusses the fear he had of having his sexuality discovered: "Lord Browne called the lie a 'deep error of judgement', adding that he was still "terrified" about being discovered as gay even at the end of his career."

Bush  roadBush billboard frightens residents of Minnesota.

 roadDubai closes viewing deck on Burj Khalifa after electrical issues.

 roadWhat is your HIV Prevention mobster name?

 roadAustralian bank worker claims he perpetrated $1 million fraud from his employers because they were homophobic: "The Welsh-born equipment leasing manager had been employed at Suncorp Metway since 1998 and claimed he enjoyed the work environment until the last two years, when he alleged he had been victimised for being gay. It was at this time that Gabriel stole nine cheques with a value of just under $200,000 before embarking on a spiralling system of part-repayment while generating fraudulent leases that eventually cost his employer $601,534."


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