J Lo's "Dance Again", which premiered on American Idol Thursday night, and is sure to be her biggest hit in years, and features Casper Smart, the dancer she is dating, will also undoubtedly infuriate thousands of anonymous internet commenters.
Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...
After weeks of activist activity and very public debate, the MPAA has reportedly assigned a PG-13 rating to the Weinstein Company's socially responsible new flick, Bully.
The Weinstein Company (TWC), aided by the guidance and consultation from attorneys David Boies and Ted Olson, announced today that the MPAA has lowered the R rating, given for some language, for BULLY to a PG-13 in time for the film's April 13th expansion to 55 markets.
The scene that has been at the forefront of the battle with the MPAA, the intense scene in the film that shows teen Alex Libby being bullied and harassed on a bus, has been left fully intact and unedited. BULLY director Lee Hirsch felt editing the scene was not an option, and subsequently refused to do so, since it is too important to the truth and integrity behind the film.
Also a victory is the exception the MPAA made by allowing the film to be released with the new rating before 90 days, which is the length of time their policy states a film must wait to be in theaters after a rating change to avoid confusion or inconvenience for moviegoers.
I have yet to see a screener, but it's apparent that this is a movie everyone should see, particularly those with children, nieces, nephews, cousins or any other person who lives in today's increasingly harsh world.
The move comes after Change.org helped collect over 500,000 signatures urging the MPAA to make the flick available to as many people as possible.
A newlywed woman wrote to Dear Abby to ask whether she should be worried that her fit and attractive husband is hanging out with the gays at drinking establishments.
Dan has been going out with Harry to gay bars where he gets “hit on” often. I can tell he likes the attention. I should also mention that Dan seems to be considerably less interested in sex lately.
His going to gay bars every night is beginning to worry me. If I say anything to him about it, he guilt-trips me about my travel.
Is it normal for a straight man to seek out the company of gay men?
Abby replies: "It is unusual for a straight man to frequent gay bars. But would you feel better if Dan were going to straight bars every night and being hit on by women while you’re away?"
Just because a man hangs out at a gay bar does not mean he is into guys, okay? Some of my best-friends are straight, and, yes, they venture out to the homo pubs with me. Never have they been "turned." And if this "Dan" is indeed of the gay variety, it's not because he's chilling at gay bars.
I don't know how many of you watch ABC's Happy Endings, but if you don't, you should. First of all, it's a really subtle knee-slapper of a comedy. Second, it's super gay-friendly, as evidenced in last night's episode about a same-sex wedding. In this clip, gay character Max (charmingly played by Adam Pally) performs a mostly drag version of Madonna's "Like a Prayer."
Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...
ACCEPT: President of Norwich military school explains why he appreciates gay pride.
RECRUITMENT: Michael Hensley and Drag Race contestant JuJubee give some aural.
STICKY GREEN: Trailer for stoner comedy High School.
DOUBLE NEGATIVE: Romney, who has two Harvard degrees, says Obama spent too much time there.
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Starbucks staffers came out today to accept a giant "Thank You" card from 640,000 supporters of SumOfUs.org, MoveOn.org and Washington United For Marriage for the coffee company's unwavering support of equality. "We are long-standing supporters of a culture of diversity, and inclusion and equality for everybody, and I'll share this with our fellow leaders....Thank you very much," said Starbucks' VP of global communications James Olsen. See more pictures here.
Joseph Amodeo, a member of the executive committee for the Junior Board of Catholic Charities resigned over New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan's anti-gay politics, particularly those that involve the LGBT-inclusive Ali Forney Center. "The comments that His Eminence has made regarding same-sex couples, the LGBT community in general, and his recent in-action in response to the Ali Forney Center's plea for pastoral assistance, has left me with no other choice but to resign," he wrote.
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney promised supporters today that he will win the Pennsylvania primary.
A majority of Latino voters support gay folk: "On the issue of whether homosexuality should be accepted by society, a majority — 59 percent — say that it should. Just 30 percent told pollsters it should be discouraged. Those numbers line up with the general U.S. public, with 58 percent saying homosexuality should be accepted, and 33 percent saying it should be discouraged."
Orlando Bloom in bike shorts, because why not?
Fox News hiring Jesse Jackson's daughter?
Mary J. Blige is sorry for participating in a controversial Burger King ad.
Is SNL about to lose three-out-of-four of its best actors?
New York police are looking for two men after discovering that French scholar Richard Descoings was cruising gay sex sites before dying in a hotel room. From the always reliable NY Post: "Descoings, 53, director of the prestigious Paris Institute of Political Studies — and a friend of French President Nicolas Sarkozy — was 'really into men,' his widow told cops, according to the sources."
A glance at the racial and partisan reactions to Trayvon Martin's shooting death.
Brian Johnson, the evangelical who consistently tries to distribute Bibles at the Twin Cities' gay pride parade, is filing a lawsuit against the city for religious discrimination. "'Johnson believes that the Bible is God's word and sets out a plan of salvation for all people,' his attorney wrote in a 26-page complaint filed in U.S. District Court of Minnesota. 'Johnson believes the Bible teaches that all people are sinners and therefore deserve God's wrath, but anyone can receive salvation by believing and trusting in Jesus Christ.'"
After admitting that Mitt Romney has the GOP's 2012 nomination locked up, anti-gay activist Bryan Fischer starts looking at Rick Santorum Perry in 2016: "If Obama wins on November 6, it might behoove pro-family leaders to meet with Rick Perry on November 7 and start strategizing for 2016."
Just in case you've been living under a rock, Barack Obama is a big nerd.
I hate myself for saying this, but there's something really attractive about Joe Jonas.
Proof that conservatives have their priorities all kinds of twisted: they're protesting living saint Desmond Tutu's forthcoming appearance at Gonzaga University.
Prince Harry goes shopping.
Horror: "A growing number of Afghan children are being coerced into a life of sexual abuse. The practice of wealthy or prominent Afghans exploiting underage boys as sexual partners who are often dressed up as women to dance at gatherings is on the rise in post-Taliban Afghanistan, according to Afghan human rights researchers, Western officials and men who participate in the abuse."
Kanye and Kim are hitting the proverbial "that."
If you haven't read the Ellie-nominated New Yorker article "A Murder Foretold," you should. Here's the first paragraph: "Rodrigo Rosenberg knew that he was about to die. It wasn’t because he was approaching old age—he was only forty-eight. Nor had he been diagnosed with a fatal illness; an avid bike rider, he was in perfect health. Rather, Rosenberg, a highly respected corporate attorney in Guatemala, was certain that he was going to be assassinated." It's an astonishing mystery and will soon be made into a movie.
Green tea and Olympic doping: "Olympic doping officials are considering whether to tweak their tests after a recent British study showed green tea might hide testosterone from the standard test used to spot it."
North Carolina businessman Bob Page urges equality advocates to donate even more money to defeating that state's anti-gay Amendment One. "If you want to win this, understand that we have a lot more educating to do, that we need to do that on TV and radio, and that it’s going to take a lot more money. We need everybody to dig deep and give until it hurts," he tells Pam Spaulding.
Posted Apr. 5,2012 at 4:33 PM EST by Andrew Belonsky in 2012 Election, Barack Obama, Crime, Discrimination, Gay Marriage, Gay Pride, Mitt Romney, New York, News, North Carolina, Olympics, Orlando Bloom, Rick Santorum, Starbucks | Permalink | Comments (11)