2012: Firstly, there is no truth to the rumor that the world is going to end in 2012, which is why this is defo Sunday Funday material. I mean, Adam Lambert wrote the theme song for the movie or whatever, so the movie is defo not real because today the President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad voiced his opinions about gays & lesbians. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said, “We think homosexuality is against nature. If homosexuality spreads out I think mankind is going to cease.” Basically, considering A-Jad’s vision of the existing world is nothing like our own, we can’t consider him to be a reliable visionary for the end of the world, either.
Anyhow, we all know there’s only one way the world will end in 2012, and Saturday Night Live has assembled that vision for us. B/c the gays run Hollywood, this is more or less from the gays thus our clever headline. We present The 2012 Trailer Re-Mixed with Sarah Palin:
HEALTHCARE: The Senate unveiled its own version of the healthcare reform bill yesterday, with fairly major differences on the issues of abortion and undocumented immigrants. (@nytimes)
LIFE OF PRINT: Window Media’s Washington Blade will live on as The DC Agenda, as will the South Florida Blade + 411. Dan Renzi, who you may recall from The Real Word: Miami, is back at work for his as-yet-untitled biweekly paper, reports: “Now those Vice Presidents are lamenting the loss of the company, sending out wailing press releases saying Gay Press Is Dead. Well, no, it’s not. Corporate excess is dead. I’m in my new office, with my sparkling new computer, proofreading editorials and dealing with my bizniss.”
TEGAN & SARA: A new web series from Tegan & Sara called “Reflections” will make you reflect on your love for Tegan & Sara.
ADAM LAMBERT: “There it was, in all its glory: Adam’s cocked head, the fingerless lambskin gloved hand grazing his buttery cheek, the gaze that says (whispered) “Put me in your CD player and listen to me gurl.” And so I did.” Michelle Collins over at Best Week Ever liveblogs For Your Entertainment. There may or may not be an animated .gif of Willie Ninja from Paris Is Burning. Just saying. (@bestweekever)
PALIN: Apparently Sarah Palin’s tour bus was swarmed and/or attacked when upset fans didn’t get the chance to meet her at a book signing as they had hoped. I’m glad, if only for the chance to use the word “palienated.” (@joemygod)
GSAs: Jesse James went back to her old high school to meet the new GSA. Get ready to laugh a little and cry a little and be glad you’re out of high school. (Unless you’re not, in which case I’m sorry, we believe in you, you can do it!) (@justlikejessejames)
SAME-SEX MARRIAGE: New York’s top court has okayed the state’s recognition of out-of-state same-sex marriages. (@wnyc)
TWILIGHT: Did you go see New Moon this weekend? This professor of medieval literature did! “Last night I was introduced to the concept of Team Edward vs. Team Jacob. One young woman near me was wearing fake blood and a homemade “I Love Jacob” t-shirt, and was drinking a forty.” (@nerve)
BARBIES: Mattel has released Barbie versions of Cyndi Lauper, Joan Jett, and Debbie Harry. This may be the most incongruous toy idea since the Antonin Scalia Teddy Bear. (@bitch)
VENICE THE SERIES: Lastly, we are super mega duper excited about Venice: The Series, which will premiere December 4th and features Guiding Light costars Chappell and Jessica Leccia: