Brokeback Mountain Hub
Said Pro Football Weekly host Dan Hampton on his cable show this week: "The Cowboys think they are Clint Eastwood; they’re more of the ‘Brokeback’ variety if you know what I’m talking about."
Read: Not manly, but sissy gay.
GLAAD has called for an apology.
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British boy band Take That (above, in 1996) confirmed today that Robbie Williams is back in their midst:
"Williams has returned to the fold 15 years after he stunned the pop world by leaving the chart-topping, boy band. A statement from the band says: ‘The rumours are true... Take That: the original line-up, have written and recorded a new album for release later this year. The band – now the original line-up once more of Williams, Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Jason Orange and Mark Owen – confirmed they have been recording a new album as a five-piece. The record, which is as yet untitled, will be released in November of this year. The band will then, most likely, tour next year. It marks the first time the original band have recorded a full album together since the release of their chart-topping album Nobody Else 15 years ago. Last night, Williams, 36, said: ‘I get embarrassingly excited when the five of us are in a room. It feels like coming home.’"
And Williams and Gary Barlow are also making some sort of 'Brokeback Mountain' parody clip.
That Mark Wahlberg turned down a role in Brokeback Mountain has been written about. Said Wahlberg in a 2007 interview:
"I met with Ang Lee on that movie, I read 15 pages of the script and got a little creeped out. It was very graphic, descriptive - the spitting on the hand, getting ready to do the thing. I told Ang Lee, 'I like you, you're a talented guy, if you want to talk about it more...' Thankfully, he didn't...I didn't rush to see Brokeback, it's just not my deal... Obviously, it was done in taste - look how it was received."
Now, the National Enquirer reports that Wahlberg turned down the role on the advice of his priest:
"The 38-year-old reformed bad boy relies on his closest confidante and longtime religious mentor, the Rev. James Flavin, to help him pick and choose his parts. 'Mark is a practicing Catholic, and he never makes a final decision on a starring role until Father Flavin gives his OK,' an insider revealed to The Enquirer. 'Mark says he owes his career to Father Flavin.' ... 'Father Flavin pushes Mark to honor his religious roots,' said the source. 'Even though Mark was offered one of the leads in Brokeback Mountain, he passed because of the gay subject matter, which clashes with Catholic doctrine.'"
Of course, playing a coke and meth-addicted hustler with a 10-inch penis in Boogie Nights was fine.