Category: Celebrity Big Brother UK

Poison Gay Wedding Cakes? Perez Hilton in Underwear; James Franco Kissing Gay Man

Poison Gay Wedding Cakes?

I’m starting this post with the fact that everyone who follows me knows I do, and always will, support equality and gay marriage. Most people also know I’m not very political. That should go without saying, however, the way things get turned around these days you clearly have to cover every last fucking track you leave.

The headline reads, Conservative US pundit jokes about poison in wedding cakes for same-sex couples, which is probably one of the most misleading headlines I think I’ve ever seen. Notice how they don’t even capitalize headlines anymore. They’re talking about something conservative pundit, Ben Carson, said recently during a conference. At a glance, they spin it to make it look as though Carson is doing a comedy routine about poisoning gay couples with wedding cakes when in reality he was giving an extreme example of something that could happen.

Here’s what was said:

‘What I have a problem with is when people try to force people to act against their beliefs because they say “they’re discriminating against me,”‘ Carson said, according to The Hill. 

‘So they can go right down the street and buy a cake, but no, let’s bring a suit against this person because I want them to make my cake even though they don’t believe in it,’ he continued. ‘Which is really not all that smart because they might put poison in that cake.’

I don’t agree with anything Ben Carson stands for. He makes me gag. He’s a tool for Fox news and a good one at that. I’m sure he’s compensated well just like all other pundits, including our very own Rachel Maddow. But if you think that what he said suggests in any way he would like to see anti-gay bakeries put poison in gay wedding cakes I feel very sorry for you, because that means “they” have accomplished “their” goal.

You can read the rest here. In an ironic twist, it’s actually a great example of bad journalism that fuels people like Ben Carson and helps make them even more money than they already have.

I call bullshit on this one.

Perez Hilton in Underwear

This is only post-worthy because I’ve already posted twice about Perez Hilton being a house guest on the UK’s version of Big Brother, Celebrity Big Brother.  Evidently, Hilton did not get evicted from the house this week, and was so excited about it he stripped down to his underwear.

Host Emma Willis said it was a very close eviction, with 1% separating the bottom three contestants on the UK reality TV show. 

Hilton was then seen stripping down to his underwear and licking his own skin as he celebrated his victory, despite crowds outside the house chanting: ‘Get Perez out!’ 

My new rule this year on the blog is that I’m not knocking other gay people…unless it really, really needs to be said. In this case, I’m keeping my mouth shut.

You can read the rest here. Stay tuned for more Perez and CBB. 

James Franco Kissing Gay Man

I’ve been ignoring most things related to James Franco, frankly because I find him a little dull lately. He seems to be going to camp. And I’m one of the four people in the world who actually “got” his novel, Actors Anonymous, and reviewed it with five stars.

Of course the way he’s been promoting his new film, I Am Michael, is pure cultural appropriation…because he’s straight playing gay. The nasty little fucker is laughing at us, and I also think with us, and people are loving every minute of it. So I can’t actually knock Francofor being good at what he does. In fact, he’s overpowered this film so much no one even realizes Zachary Quinto is in it.

Franco plays Michael Glatze – the man who went from gay, proud and founder of a gay twink magazine to become a pastor and the poster boy for the ‘ex-gay’ movement. 

Quinto plays his former boyfriend and at one point in the film they take part in a steamy threesome scene with Teen Wolf star Charlie Carver. (see photo below)

The rest of the article is here. 

The reviews are interesting, at least from what I’ve seen. I won’t run out to see this one, but I probably will see it eventually.

Chase of a Lifetime

 
 

Teen’s Transgender Body; Alexander O’Neal and Perez Hilton; Colin Farrell on Same Sex Marriage in Ireland

Teen’s Transgender Body

I don’t like linking to anything in the Huffington Post because they are known to publish some pieces from authors without compensation. It’s perfectly legal. The idea is that if you write something for Huff Po and get it published it will help promote you as a writer. I usually go blank on Huff Po for that reason, entirely. It’s not because of the writers, it’s because Huff Po can well afford to pay contributors at least something. 

In any event, sometimes I come across an article in Huff Po that’s too good and relevant not to share, and I think this is one of them. It talks about the insulting questions transgender teens…and people…are often asked that are so personal it’s cringe-worthy. Every time I hear someone ask a transgender person a question like this I want to punch something.

The bodies of all my children are off limits, of course. But since my youngest came out as transgender, I’ve observed an unsettling phenomenon: Trans people are treated as though being trans carries with it an obligation to accept intrusive, highly personal questions about their bodies — questions that are never posed to or asked about cisgender folk (that is, those whose gender identity aligns with the sex assigned to them at birth). The sense of entitlement with which these questions are asked implies that anyone and everyone has the right to know what is going on underneath a transgender person’s clothing, and this includes transgender teenagers and children. Pretty messed up, right?

You can read the rest here. 

Side note: In all fairness, Huff Po is not the only publication that does this with writers. It seems to be a trend these days…work for nothing and get kicked in the ass. 

Alexander O’Neal and Perez Hilton

I posted about Celebrity Big Brother in the UK the other day, and mentioned Perez Hilton who is one of the house guests this season. Well, as with all former posts about Big Brother in the US and UK, here’s another one about homophobia and homophobic slurs against a gay man. I’m not going into detail about this right now, but I don’t blame the show. It’s actually a fairly good indicator of how people really think…sad as this may be.

Last night, viewers saw O’Neal call Hilton a ‘faggot.’ 

‘You’re going to sit there with that silly ass faggot look on your face!’ said O’Neal, after Hilton blew him kisses and followed him around the house. 

‘I know exactly what you’re doing, you know exactly what you’d get in America. You’re taunting me. 

‘You are coming over here, you following me. How could Big Brother let you do this? Oh wait, you are Big Brother. You are not going to say one word?’ 

Hilton later broke down in tears saying he did not feel safe in the house with O’Neal and other housemate Katie Hopkins, who he is clashed with too. 

Unfortunately, it’s Perez Hilton and I can’t think of anything worse in the world than being locked up in a house, hidden from all outside communication, with Hilton for three fucking months. But just because he’s annoying and a pain in the ass doesn’t give anyone the right to fling homophobic slurs in his face. When they do it to him they do it to all of us.

Stay tuned for more. I’m sure this won’t end soon. The rest is here. 

Colin Farrell on Same Sex Marriage in Ireland

I like almost anything Colin Farrell is in, but I think one of my all time favorite Colin Farrell films was A Home At the End of the World. I love the novel, too. If you haven’t read it, I highly suggest you get the book as fast as you can. It’s one of the classics on my personal list.

Even though, as far as I know, Farrell is straight, he’s embarking on a campaign in his native country of Ireland to help make gay marriage legal.

Hollywood actor Colin Farrell is slated to persuade his country to support same-sex marriage by discussing the issue in a TV interview with Claire Byrne to be aired on Monday night, reports Goss.ie. 

Ireland is set to decide whether it will recognize same-sex marriage in a referendum to be held in early May. 

The actor, who stars in the upcoming second season of HBO’s True Detective series, said last year that it’s ‘insane’ his gay brother couldn’t wed his husband Steven Mannion in Ireland. The pair married in Canada six years ago. 

Check out the rest here. And if you aren’t interested in reading the book, see the film, A Home At the End of the World. It’s not a romance. It’s a romantic drama. There’s a difference.


Lee Ryan Called Gay; That’s So House Hunters; Mississippi Gay Hate Law

Lee Ryan Called Gay

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Jasmine Waltz who is the ex-girlfriend of British Pop singer, Lee Ryan, recently accused Ryan of being gay. And where else would she do this? On Twitter, of course. They met while doing Celebrity Big Brother in the UK and when it was all over and Waltz went back to LA she wound up severely disappointed when she discovered Ryan allegedly went back to men. Lee Ryan has already openly stated he’s bisexual and Waltz knew this.

  She then tweeted: ‘Wish this was a joke. Living a lie and dragging other ppl into your life is selfish and disgusting… #bereal #manup.’

Waltz then deleted most of her tweet rants, except this one is still there.

One tweet that remains posted is: ‘It always comes out In the end.’

But more: Waltz has also admitted to “finding” love with a woman while she was in jail. (I’m not sure why she was in jail and don’t really care.)

You can read more here.

I think it’s interesting because all this bisexual drama is always kept so quiet. I also think this falls under the proverbial category of “He’s Just Not That Into You.” 

I don’t think you can call an admittedly bisexual man gay.

That’s So House Hunters

I’m not sure why the TV show House Hunters always resonates so much with gay men, but almost every gay man I know watches it. I know a lot of gay Realtors, and Tony has his real estate license in escrow. Maybe we’re addicted to homes…or buying homes. I’m honestly not sure. But I think one of the most entertaining things about House Hunters is watching some of the people on the show come off like such train wrecks. And half the fun in watching is commenting on some of the ridiculous things they say while house hunting.

And you would think that after more than fifteen years on TV we’d get bored with House Hunters.  But so far that doesn’t seem to be happening, and now there’s a new version of the show called, “That’s So House Hunters.” I think it’s a special that’s only going to air once in a while, but I could be wrong about that. I hope it’s going to air more often because the show actually jokes around about some of the previous people hunting for homes in the same snarky way we all do while we’re watching House Hunters. At first, I thought it would be just another dumb special with boring clips and run-of-the-mill comments. But that wasn’t the case at all.  This is just one small example of what I watched last night, paraphrased:

House Hunter: OMG, look at that paint, honey. I don’t think I can live with that.

Realtor: It’s only paint. You can change it. Paint is cheap.

That’s So House Hunter’s Comment: Yeah, right. How many times have we heard that one on House Hunters. Paint is not cheap.

It’s really amusing because I don’t know how many times I’ve said the same thing to Tony. The last time I bought paint it was between thirty and forty dollars a gallon. And who needs only a few gallons of paint?

In any event, here’s the description at the HGTV web site.

 Since 1999, House Hunters has been that oh-so-addicting show viewers can’t get enough of! We’re exploring the root cause of the House Hunters phenomenon by revisiting the outrageous characters, quirky homes, and ever-prevalent cliches. Hosted by Chuck Nice with commentary provided by comedians and pop culture experts, HGTV is celebrating America’s favorite obsession as we say That’s So House Hunters!

Mississippi Gay Hate Law

A law similar to the discriminating law Arizona almost implemented recently has passed in Mississippi. All it needs now is one signature by Governor Phil Bryant, a Republican, and he’s hinted that he will support and sign it.

Supporters of Senate Bill 2681, called the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, argue the proposal only keeps the state from administrating harsh burdens on the faithful.

‘It protects Christians in the state from discrimination,’ Representative Andy Gipson, a Republican and Baptist pastor, told his House colleagues, according to the Mississippi Press.

I think if this happens the majority of the US will go blank on Mississippi completely. And unfortunately, the good people in Mississippi who don’t support this law will have to suffer more than anyone. Even more unfortunate, this isn’t going to help Mississippi shake that bad stereotype they’ve had since the civil rights movement. Even most Republicans are starting to think differently, at least the ones I know…all happen to be Christians, too.

You can read more here.

Lee Ryan Called Gay; That’s So House Hunters; Mississippi Gay Hate Law

Lee Ryan Called Gay

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lee_Ryan_at_MTV_Asia_Awards_2006.jpg

Jasmine Waltz who is the ex-girlfriend of British Pop singer, Lee Ryan, recently accused Ryan of being gay. And where else would she do this? On Twitter, of course. They met while doing Celebrity Big Brother in the UK and when it was all over and Waltz went back to LA she wound up severely disappointed when she discovered Ryan allegedly went back to men. Lee Ryan has already openly stated he’s bisexual and Waltz knew this.

  She then tweeted: ‘Wish this was a joke. Living a lie and dragging other ppl into your life is selfish and disgusting… #bereal #manup.’

Waltz then deleted most of her tweet rants, except this one is still there.

One tweet that remains posted is: ‘It always comes out In the end.’

But more: Waltz has also admitted to “finding” love with a woman while she was in jail. (I’m not sure why she was in jail and don’t really care.)

You can read more here.

I think it’s interesting because all this bisexual drama is always kept so quiet. I also think this falls under the proverbial category of “He’s Just Not That Into You.” 

I don’t think you can call an admittedly bisexual man gay.

That’s So House Hunters

I’m not sure why the TV show House Hunters always resonates so much with gay men, but almost every gay man I know watches it. I know a lot of gay Realtors, and Tony has his real estate license in escrow. Maybe we’re addicted to homes…or buying homes. I’m honestly not sure. But I think one of the most entertaining things about House Hunters is watching some of the people on the show come off like such train wrecks. And half the fun in watching is commenting on some of the ridiculous things they say while house hunting.

And you would think that after more than fifteen years on TV we’d get bored with House Hunters.  But so far that doesn’t seem to be happening, and now there’s a new version of the show called, “That’s So House Hunters.” I think it’s a special that’s only going to air once in a while, but I could be wrong about that. I hope it’s going to air more often because the show actually jokes around about some of the previous people hunting for homes in the same snarky way we all do while we’re watching House Hunters. At first, I thought it would be just another dumb special with boring clips and run-of-the-mill comments. But that wasn’t the case at all.  This is just one small example of what I watched last night, paraphrased:

House Hunter: OMG, look at that paint, honey. I don’t think I can live with that.

Realtor: It’s only paint. You can change it. Paint is cheap.

That’s So House Hunter’s Comment: Yeah, right. How many times have we heard that one on House Hunters. Paint is not cheap.

It’s really amusing because I don’t know how many times I’ve said the same thing to Tony. The last time I bought paint it was between thirty and forty dollars a gallon. And who needs only a few gallons of paint?

In any event, here’s the description at the HGTV web site.

 Since 1999, House Hunters has been that oh-so-addicting show viewers can’t get enough of! We’re exploring the root cause of the House Hunters phenomenon by revisiting the outrageous characters, quirky homes, and ever-prevalent cliches. Hosted by Chuck Nice with commentary provided by comedians and pop culture experts, HGTV is celebrating America’s favorite obsession as we say That’s So House Hunters!

Mississippi Gay Hate Law

A law similar to the discriminating law Arizona almost implemented recently has passed in Mississippi. All it needs now is one signature by Governor Phil Bryant, a Republican, and he’s hinted that he will support and sign it.

Supporters of Senate Bill 2681, called the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, argue the proposal only keeps the state from administrating harsh burdens on the faithful.

‘It protects Christians in the state from discrimination,’ Representative Andy Gipson, a Republican and Baptist pastor, told his House colleagues, according to the Mississippi Press.

I think if this happens the majority of the US will go blank on Mississippi completely. And unfortunately, the good people in Mississippi who don’t support this law will have to suffer more than anyone. Even more unfortunate, this isn’t going to help Mississippi shake that bad stereotype they’ve had since the civil rights movement. Even most Republicans are starting to think differently, at least the ones I know…all happen to be Christians, too.

You can read more here.

"Choose" to Publish? Pat Robertson on Gay Sex; Jim Davidson on Gay Marriage

Choose to Publish?

There’s a blog post up by a blogger I’ve never heard of until yesterday, Michael Bunker, who questions whether or not publishing the traditional way is a choice. I don’t have any strong opinions to offer about this topic because I’m not sure it’s worthy of a lengthy discussion. It’s an opinion piece and I’ve learned that unless I’m literally willing to die for a cause I don’t get into online discussions (or rants) with anyone. But I do think it’s interesting to see how some self-published writers view traditional publishing these days. In other words, I’m looking at this more from a historical POV with regard to publishing in a general sense instead of actually agreeing with (or endorsing) the blogger.

 Indie Michael would be sitting here today with a shitload of published titles (over thirteen titles) that sell well every day. This Indie Michael sold well over 30k books last year (probably around 35k, but I don’t have all the numbers yet.) He made enough to not have to go and get a regular job. At any one time he has over ten titles gracing about 15-30 category bestseller lists. He had three titles in the past year go up into the top 500 books sold on all of Amazon, and two that made it into the top 200. He has been interviewed dozens of times, and has readers waiting anxiously for his next release. You go Indie Michael!

You can read more here.

Once again, this is just for general information and I do not support or endorse anything associated with the link above.

And here’s a link to one of Michael Bunker’s books, Pennsylvania. The book was released in December. He has over 104 reviews as of this date, 92 of which are five star and 9 are four star. The book, from what I gather, is Amish science fiction.

I’ll have to mention this book to my Amish buddy I posted about a while back. We’re in daily communication to this day (he e-mails on the sly), and he might find this interesting. He wrote this guest post for me in 2012 and he’s taught me a great deal about Amish culture and the realities he faces all the time. He’s also disabused me of many misconceptions I once had about Amish culture.

Pat Robertson on Gay Sex

Why Pat Robertson would even comment on gay sex is amazing in itself because it’s basically a moot point where he’s concerned. Also not worthy of discussion either. But it’s also a little convoluted because Robertson claims it’s okay to be attracted to the same sex as long as you don’t act upon that attraction or desire.

‘But when you start having sex with that person…I don’t want to get graphic, that guy on Duck Dynasty got graphic and it got a little disgusting, but when you see what they do, it’s not very pretty.’

If you take anything out of context, especially anything sexual, straight or gay, it’s not very pretty and can often appear vulgar. I could give examples of hetero sex that’s just as repulsive to me as gay sex is to Robertson, but I think you get my point and I’d rather not “get” graphic.

You can read more here.

Jim Davidson on Gay Marriage

This article caught my eye because it’s not the usual thing you read. UK Celebrity Big Brother winner, Jim Davidson, who has been known to slam gays now says he supports gay marriage and he’s praising Scotland for legalizing it.

 ‘I think that’s very good. I shared a house with a gay man for a while and I also remember when one of my gay friends’ partners died a good few years back there were all sorts of problems with the will.

 ‘So of course gay people should be allowed to be married. It’s great. And why should straight people suffer on their own?’

It could have something to do with the overall shift in public opinion about same sex marriage. I’ve been seeing a lot of this kind of thing lately and I wouldn’t be surprised if we see more in the future.

You can read the rest here. There’s a photo of Davidson. I’ve posted about the reality show, Big Brother, many times here on the blog with regard to racism, gay hate, and bigotry.