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03/02/2012

Zachary Quinto, Jessica Lange Back as 'American Horror Story' Leads in Season 2

Jessica Lange and Zachary Quinto are back for more American Horror Story, Deadline reports:

Zachary_quintoLike Lange, [Quinto] will play a brand new character next season, which is set at an East Coast institution. What’s more, I have learned that Quinto will play one of two male leads and the nemesis to Lange’s character, which will be at the center of the Season 2 storyline. The part is sure to draw parallels to Quinto’s breakout role as uber-villain Syler on Heroes.

While Lange had been expected to return — she confirmed ongoing negotiations at the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards, where she won for her performance on the show, Quinto’s return had been kept under wraps until now. Quinto and Murphy are friends; that’s how Quinto’s original stint on the show came about.

Posted Mar. 2,2012 at 6:00 PM EST by in News, Television, Zachary Quinto | Permalink | Comments (26)


Tyler Clementi's Date M.B. Takes Stand in Dharun Ravi Trial: VIDEO

Tyler Clementi's date testified today for several hours in the trial of Dharun Ravi, who is charged with spying on his Rutgers roommate and broadcasting it via webcam to other students, before Clementi committed suicide, jumping off the George Washington bridge in 2010, ABC News reports:

MbThe witness, known only by the initials M.B., was asked to read aloud texts he sent to Clementi, saying "What's up sexy." Under cross examination, M.B. admitted that their encounters turned to sex within minutes of seeing one another, that one of their three dates lasted less than an hour, and that M.B. never even knew Clementi's last name until he read about his death in the newspaper.

M.B., who is about 30, talked about noticing the webcam, and the prying eyes of other students shortly thereafter:

"I noticed there was a webcam, faced over in the direction of the bed. I just thought it was strange. Being in a compromising position, it just caught my eye that there was a camera lens looking right at me...I started walking down toward the end of the hallway. A group of people standing there were looking at me...it seemed unsettling."

Watch the ABC News report, AFTER THE JUMP...

More at ABC News....

Prior to M.B.'s testimony, a string of Rutgers students testified about the week during which the alleged spying occurred, disclosing that Ravi told friends that he had spied on Clementi's Sept. 19 date and planned to do it again during another date on Sept. 21. Ravi sent Twitter messages about the spying, and invited others to activate his webcam remotely to watch the tryst as well, the students testified. The students also told the court that Ravi had not expressed any animosity towards gays or towards Clementi.

Posted Mar. 2,2012 at 5:42 PM EST by in Dharun Ravi, News, Tyler Clementi | Permalink | Comments (40)


Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1075

THREE LITTLE PIGS: The UK's Guardian newspaper imagines how they might cover the story of the three little pigs in print and online.

BIRTHDAY CAKE PRANK FAIL: Blow out the candles, Megan.

IT GETS BETTERISH: Eliot and Brent decide it's high time to hire a drag queen.

BRYAN FISCHER: America is going to have to choose between gay and straight, because liberty and the homosexual agenda cannot exist.

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Posted Mar. 2,2012 at 5:14 PM EST by in Bryan Fischer, News, Towleroad Guide to the Tube | Permalink | Comments (18)


News: Anchorage, Zebra Finches, Janet Jackson, Purdue

RoadNewt Gingrich pledges federal marriage amendment to defy gay rights "chaos".

LambertRoadAdam Lambert covers Fault.

RoadWho wouldn't want to see the royal princes William and Harry cavorting nude in a locker room, even if it's just a fantasy.

RoadCongressman challenges Family Research Council's campaign against the Girl Scouts during a committee hearing.

RoadProp 8 plaintiffs ask 9th Circuit to deny full court review: "Responding to the Feb. 21 decision by the proponents of Proposition 8 to seek expanded review from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in the appeal of Perry v. Brown, the plaintiffs challenging California's Proposition 8 today told the court it should deny the proponents request because 'the panel decision reflects a straightforward application of settled Supreme Court precedent and does not conflict with any decisions from this Court or any other court of appeals.'"

RoadEquality California board nixed proposal for 2012 ballot repeal of Prop 8 by one vote.

RoadJanet Jackson turns down judge job on X Factor.

FinchRoadZebra finch study shows they're here, they're queer, get used to it: "The last result from this work is little short of astounding.  Once male-male partnerships had been established, females were reintroduced to the experimental cages in order to assess whether they had the power to 'break up' the homosexual couples.  It turns out that females could do little to tempt males out of their same-sex partnerships; males remained faithful to their homosexual partners regardless of the presence of extra females!"

RoadMontrose, Colorado man killed wife's girlfriend, then turned the gun on himself: "A man distraught that his wife had left him for a woman, executed his wife's lover with a shotgun as his four children watched in horror from inside the home, according to a relative of the victim."

RoadMeth addict burns down one of Earth's oldest trees: "In January, the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service initially suspected an arsonist, and also believed that lightning could have caused the fire. However, through Crimeline tips, they learned Barnes and a friend were inside the tree taking methamphetamine. Agents said Barnes took pictures of the fire and downloaded the images to her cellphone and computer. Officials said she showed people the images, and said 'I can't believe I burned down a tree older then Jesus.' Flames burned the tree from the inside out."

RoadThrilled to be on the right side of history.

RoadNeil Patrick Harris' daughter enjoys the slots in Vegas.

LattimeRoadEpiscopal Bishop of Alaska endorses Anchorage Equal Rights initiative: "It is in the spirit of striving for this baptismal identity in Christ that I extend my endorsement and prayers to you, and those who stand with you, in your ministry of seeking support for the Anchorage Equal Rights Initiative. The Baptismal Covenant, as expressed in our Prayerbook, calls us to strive for justice and peace and to respect the dignity of every human being."

RoadPurdue University preparing to hire first director of gay and lesbian student services: "Students at the West Lafayette campus have long sought the creation of such a post, which other Big 10 schools have had for years. Indiana University, for example, created its GLBT Student Support Services office in 1994."

RoadRutgers dormmate testifies on helping Dharun Ravi set up webcam: "But during a long and withering cross-examination by Ravi's attorney, Steven Altman, Lokesh Ohja admitted to initially lying to investigators about his knowledge of the spying attempt. Ohja appeared to fight back tears at one point and hung his head after admitting lying to investigators by saying he didn't help set up the webcam because he thought his 'college career was over.'"

Posted Mar. 2,2012 at 3:20 PM EST by | Permalink | Comments (8)


Seann William Scott's Gay-Defending 'Goon': VIDEO

Goon

I had seen a few news items about Seann William Scott's upcoming hockey flick Goon (which is apparently the #1 movie in Canada right now) but had no idea its plot was kicked off with a homophobic slur incident.

Outsports reports: Scott

“Goon” is about Doug, a nice but not overly intelligent man, is working as a bouncer in a bar. One night he and his friend, Ryan, go to a hockey game where one of the hockey players, who ends up in the penalty box, gets irritated calling Ryan a fag. Doug does not like this because his brother is gay and when the hockey player attacks Ryan, Doug steps in and beats the hockey player.

Have any Canadian readers seen it?

The film's trailer, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Mar. 2,2012 at 2:13 PM EST by in Film, Hockey, News, Seann William Scott, Sports | Permalink | Comments (28)


Hot Tub Boats

Hottubboat

An idea I can get on board with:

"The boat can accommodate up to six persons while underway, and eight at dockside.  It is powered by an almost silent electric motor at approximately 4 to 6 knots.  Each hot tub boat is equipped with built in dry storage and two coolers."

(via kempt)

Posted Mar. 2,2012 at 1:48 PM EST by in News, Transportation | Permalink | Comments (14)



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