Kiss Me Hard Before You Go...
I was so pumped to see that Ms. LDR had a new video! And then I was a little disheartened to see that it looked an awful lot like her last couple of videos. You know what I mean. Vintage, instagrammy and totally beautiful… if we hadn’t seen so much of it from her already. But still! It’s Lana Del Rey and I love seeing her through just about any lens, so I’ll take it. Plus actress/model Jaime King co-stars, playing her lesbian lover in this tragic tale of summertime sadness. Check out the video inside!
He Can't Stop, Won't Stop.
For some reason, it’s not surprising to hear that the writer/director/producer who’s currently on top of the world is getting ready to venture off into something new. Joss Whedon is at Comic-Con 2012 having a grand ol’ time and recently announced that he’ll make his acting debut (technically) on Jane Espenson‘s popular web series Husbands. Whedon‘s had a few small parts here and there, but he’s excited to have his first lead role this time around. Espenson was his co-executive producer on Buffy and the two friends have worked together on other projects as well. I take that to mean magic will most likely be made again when they collaborate on this online sitcom about the first openly gay professional baseball player. Deets inside!
Are Liberals Fighting Fair?
Last week we got to meet Doug Pitt, Brad Pitt‘s younger brother who spoke up for his Mom and his family after Jane Pitt wrote that now infamous anti-gay, anti-Obama letter. And now Jon Voight (Angelina Jolie‘s papa) has come to the defense of Mama Pitt as well. And he’s not alone. Although many might be ‘over’ this story, I think it’s getting more interesting because we now have groups of people bashing Jane Pitt, which is garnering her more sympathy and support. Deets and a few philosophical quandaries inside.
"Blackness" And The Morgan Freeman Thing
Many of us know that actor and Academy Award-winner Morgan Freeman was recently quoted as saying that Barack Obama is not the first black President, but rather the first mixed-race President. An interesting discussion went on in our comments over the nature of race and how we understand (and misunderstand) it in America. Oscar-nominated Director Spike Lee has now come out (in an interview unrelated to the conversation with Morgan Freeman) and declared that, should Obama lose, it will be the last time this country sees a black President for quite some time. I thought his statements worked in an interesting way alongside Freeman‘s. Check out bits of his interview with Vulture inside.
Congratulations are in order for US congressman Barney Frank today because he got married to his fiancée Jim Ready yesterday … becoming the first US congressperson to be same-sex married. Frank will retire from Congress later this year but before he does so, he wanted to get married to the love of his life. Click below to see a photo of the just married newlyweds snapped at their Massachusetts wedding yesterday and read more about the happy couple’s nuptials. More »
Oh, Mama Pitt!
Jane Pitt, Brad Pitt‘s Mama, has penned an interesting letter that was printed yesterday in The Springfield News-Leader. Mama Pitt urged fellow-Christians to vote for Mitt Romney, rather than that liberal who supports gay marriage and “the killing of unborn babies” — AKA Barack Obama. Well, that’s gotta be a little awkward for Brangelina. Read more from the letter inside.
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Lurve Is In The Air
PITNBrs, a helluva lot went down in celeb romance this year and it wasn’t all very pretty. Before we celebrate the celeb couples who are still going strong, we pay our respects to those couples we lost this year. Rest peacefully TomKat, Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis, The Arquettes, J-Lo and Marc Anthony, Heidi and Seal, Adam Levine and Anne V, Jennie Garth & Peter Facinelli and Zooey Deschanel & Ben Gibbard. Our hearts will go on. And perhaps, the following 10 celeb couples who are currently going strong will help us heal.