Thursday, January 19, 2017

Random Musings

First and foremost ... boycott the inauguration tomorrow. I mean, we all know how much _____ likes to brag about TV ratings so wouldn’t it be great if this was the least watched inauguration ever? And, even if it isn’t, you’ll feel better for not having partaken in the glorification of a man endorsed by the KKK and the KGB.

‘nuff said ... oh, except .... #Resist.
Speaking of the inauguration ... one Scottish newspaper description of the event has gone viral.

In the TV description section of the Herald Scotland, “President _____: The Inauguration” is described as if it is an episode of The Twilight Zone.
“After a long absence, The Twilight Zone returns with one of the most ambitious, expensive and controversial productions in broadcast history. Sci-fi writers have dabbled often with alternative history stories – among the most common is the “What If The Nazis Had Won The Second World War” setting – but this huge interactive virtual reality project, which will unfold on TV, in the press, and on Twitter over the next four years, sets out to build an ongoing alternative present. The story begins in a nightmarish version of 2017 in which huge sections of the US electorate have somehow been duped into voting to make Donald Trump president. It sounds far-fetched, and it is, but as it goes on it becomes more and more chillingly plausible. Today’s feature-length opener concentrates on the gaudy inauguration of President Trump, and the stirrings of protest and despair surrounding the ceremony, while pundits speculate gravely on what lies ahead. It’s a flawed piece, but a disturbing glimpse of the horrors we could stumble into, if we’re not careful."
Scary sh*t indeed ... so, again ... #Resist. 
Marriage equality may soon be coming to the Land Down Under, but not if the Australian Christian Lobby has anything to say about it.

They have been fighting equality hard, but now they also have a new target ... a fashion campaign from the Volley Australia shoe label, which encourages people to “root” for change.

Volley’s new #grassroots ad campaign features gay and straight models frolicking in cars, in nature, and on the tennis court with the tagline:
“We’re sick of being socially engineered and we shun political correctness. We’re young and we’re rooting for change. We are children of the sun and are comfortable in our own skin, so don’t tell us who to love or how to be. Our campaign is all about the celebration of sexual expression whilst remembering to stay safe. For this reason we’ve joined arms with Ansell condoms in support of safe sex, as whilst we’re all about rooting, we believe in ‘safety first’. So stay safe this summer and root for us, root for change, root for VOLLEY.”
But Wendy Francis, a member of the Australian Christian Lobby, says Volley has something dirtier in mind ... The Sex! Or, as they say Down Under, “rooting”—which is “doing the sex” in Oz-talk.

Um, Wendy, you and your ilk think everything is about The Sex. It isn’t. It’s about equality, something Jesus tried to do but folks like you have ruined. And perhaps if you were doing a little “rooting” you’d be less uptight.

Just sayin’.

DisruptJ20, a series of mass actions supported by the activist collective DC Welcoming Committee, is planning protests around the inauguration, one of which is a Queer Dance Party at the Chevy Chase, Maryland home of VP-elect Mike Pence on Wednesday.

Yup, they held a Queer Dance party at Mike Pence’s house and you just know he ran away from that lest he be spotted in a window choking Little Mike as he watched the Boys dance.
Betsy DeVos, _____’s nominee for education secretary said during her Senate confirmation hearing that local authorities should decide whether guns should be barred from American schools — citing the case of a school in Wyoming where a special fence protects students from bears.

Yes. She did. When Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy—whose state saw the worst school shooting in history at Sandy Hook Elementary—asked DeVos to explain whether she thought guns belonged “in or around schools,” DeVos argued that some schools — like those in Wyoming — need weapons “to protect from potential grizzlies [bears].”

Yup. She did. Pray for us with loons like this in government.
As a gay man it is part of my obligation to be obsessed with The Wizard of Oz.

Naturally, I love the Judy Garland film, and I loved the Broadway show with Stephanie Mills, and the movie version of The Wiz starring Diana Ross. I also loved the Wicked books by Gregory Maguire and have seen the Broadway show Wicked and several touring companies of the show.

I have also watched every version of Oz that appeared on television, though there was one set in a men's prison, that didn’t include Dorothy or Toto but did have, um, merit.

Now, NBC is showing Emerald City, a  kind of Game of Thrones Oz. it’s quite beautiful to look at ... the Witch of the East’s costume alone was fabulous, but it also has two other things going for it ... Oliver Jackson-Cohen, left, a British actor, riffing on the Scarecrow, and Mido Hamada, right, a kind of Emerald City guard searching for Dorothy.

Two hot reasons to keep my fascination with all things Oz going.
Chris Christie is talking again, and is now saying that it was his wife, Mary Pat, who kept him from taking a position in the _____ administration because she refused to move from New Jersey to Washington, DC:
“He didn’t offer me a job that I thought was exciting enough for me to leave the governorship, and my family, because Mary Pat made really clear she wasn’t coming to D.C.”
In December, _____ transition sources said Christie was offered cabinet-level posts like secretary of Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs, as well as a slot as a top White House aide or as US ambassador to Italy.

Ambassador to Italy? It must be love if Christie turned down two years of Italian food.

Just sayin’.
So, recently Leslie Jordan, who played pint-sized homo Beverly Leslie on Will & Grace announced that the show would be returning to TV for ten new episodes next season and Debra Messing, the Grace of Will & instantly shot that down saying nothing had been confirmed.

Um, except now it has been confirmed ... NBC announced this week that a one-off season consisting of 10 episodes of Will & Grace  is coming  and pretty much everyone from the old show will be involved. Will & Grace creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan will act as showrunners and executive producers. James Burrows, who directed every episode of the show, will be back to direct the revival episodes as well as produce. 

It’s baaaaaack. And just in time ... I need a Karen fix.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Architecture Wednesday: Modern and Rustic In Reggio Emelia

I don’t know much about this house other than it’s in Northern Italy, about halfway between Parma and Bologna in Reggio Emilia.

So, between cheese and meat?

I do know that I like it’s rustic wood and stone-work; I love the use of metal shelving; I love the modern—it looks like it’s never been touched—kitchen; and I love the light and airy upstairs and wood-clad master bathroom.

Plus, those gardens are made for entertaining or just lounging around with a charcuterie platter and a bottle of Brunello di Montalcino.

Plus, you’re about an hour from Milan, four hours from Rome, and ten hours from Venice.

Gosh, I need to win the Lottery ....

Remember This The Next time You Hear Someone Say Being Gay Is An Abomination

Itaberli Lozano was seventeen and he was gay ... was; his mother, Tatiana Lozano Pereira, didn’t like having a gay son.

So she hired a group of boys to beat him up, or perhaps to try and beat the gay out of him, and that when she saw that Itaberli was dying, she stabbed him because she thought it was better to end his life.

You know, rather than say, call an ambulance.

Then she had her husband take her son’s body from the house, set it on fire and bury it in a sugar cane field.

And once all that was done,  Tatiana Lozano Pereira, told friends and family that Itaberli had run away to live with extended family, and nine days later she even filed a missing persons report with police.

Itaberli Lozano’s body was discovered two days before his mother notified police; it was identified by of a bracelet that appeared in several photos of Lozano on social media.

When questioned by police, Tatiana Lozano Pereira said her son abused drugs and brought stranger men into her home; Itaberli’s uncle, Dario Rosa, disputed that story, saying Lozano was hard-working and educated, and that he believes Tatiana Lozano Pereira killed her son because he was gay.

Tatiana Lozano Pereira did confess to murdering her son, but said she did so in self-defense after getting into an altercation with him last month; she says he then went to live with his uncle and grandmother but came back two days later and her, her husband, and their 3-year-old son, so she stabbed Itaberli to death in self-defense. She then woke her husband and they wrapped the body in a duvet and burned it and buried it.

She changed her story a few days later when it was learned that Itaberli Lozano has reported her to local authorities and had posted a message on Facebook accusing her of hiring several boys to beat him.

The boys were arrested and questioned and reveled that Tatiana Lozano Pereira had asked them to beat her son but that she was the one who murdered him and then discarded the body like it was garbage.

So, you know, the next time you hear someone say that being gay is so repugnant, ask them if murdering your own son for being gay is no big deal.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Schumer Trolls McConnell By Literally Repeating The Turtle's Own Words

You all know I just love me some snark, but who knew that Senate Minority Leader, and Democrat, Chuck Schumer loved it, too.

See, as we headed into the hearings for President-elect _____’s cabinet choices Schumer had one simple request for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: the _____ nominees must meet the same traditional standards that were demanded of President Barack Obama’s nominees by McConnell eight years ago.

In fact, the request is so similar that Schumer sent the exact same letter McConnell sent to Harry Reid, then the Democratic majority leader of the Senate, and just changed the names ... click to emBIGGERate:

And Schumer ahs good reason to be snarky; see, the GOP, who sadly control the Senate ... for now ... are holding nomination hearings even before the nominees have completed background checks and ethics clearances.

And those are the very two things that Mitch “Hypocrite” McConnell demanded of Obama’s Cabinet nominees eight years ago. The difference, of course, is that the Obama administration met the requirements while the GOP has not.

Still, Schumer’s letter likely won’t be able to accomplish as much as McConnell’s did because, after years of Republican obstruction of Obama’s nominees, Democrats in the Senate dismantled the filibuster for executive nominees. These days the nominations can’t be filibustered and only need a simple majority to get through.

Still, it was nice to see McConnell getting a taste of his own medicine.

The Daily Hypocrite: Jason Chaffetz and His Lack of Ethics

From the Height of Hypocrisy file comes the story of, of course, a Republican.

This time is GOP’s flunky, Congressman Jason Chaffetz of Utah and the head of the House Oversight Committee.

Chaffetz is criticizing Walter Shaub, the director of the federal Office of Government Ethics [OGE], because Shaub is questioning Donald _____’s many, many, conflicts of interest.

Chaffetz has threatened to subpoena Shaub if he refuses to participate in an official interview:
“He seems to be acting prematurely at best, without doing investigations or thorough looks. He’s rendering opinions publicly that really cause you to scratch your head. We need the Office of Government Ethics to act ethically. Ironically, that’s not what they’re doing.”
Yup, he’s questioning the ethics of the ethics department because the ethics department is questioning the ethics of the president which is something they’re supposed to do. Sure, Walter Shaub, an Obama appointee, is a frequent critics of _____’s ethics, especially when said the president-elect “stepping back from running his positions is meaningless from a conflict of interest perspective.”

Chaffetz now claims Shaub has refused to agree to a meeting to discuss matters related to OGE’s public remarks about Trump, but this also comes on the heels of the GOP’s failed attempt to pass language reauthorizing the office.

Huh, so the guy questioning the ethics of the guy questioning the ethics of the president-elect has worked to limit the scope of the ethics office?

Of course, Jason Chaffetz is giddy with praise over _____’s new ALLEGED ethics policy:
“President-elect _____’s obligation is to comply with the laws on the books. It appears he is going to great lengths to be as responsible as possible and comply with those requirements."
Remember, _____ isn’t turning over his businesses to an impartial third party, but to his two sons, Donnie Junior and Eric the Dumb One.

Very ethical, because if anyone thinks that _____ won’t be involved every single day in his businesses and conversing with his two little Hitler Youth sons about those businesses, then you’ve apparently received a degree in Asshattery from _____ U.

I think someone should be questioning the ethics on one goose-stepping Jason Chaffetz.

Oh, and one more tidbit about ethics and Jason Chaffetz ... for most of the presidential campaign last year he spoke out against ____ and it wasn't until _____ became the official nominee that Chaffetz put on the Golden Uniform of a _____ Nazi.

Monday, January 16, 2017

The Civil Rights Hero & The Draft Dodging Zero ... or ... The Dissident & the Pissident

John Robert Lewis is a career politician—he’s been Georgia's 5th congressional district Congressman since 1987—and, while I normally don’t care for career politicians, he is also an American hero, a political activist, a Civil Rights legend and one of the original resistors.

And he’s resisting still.

Lewis got an early start in resistance; while attending Fisk University in Tennessee,  he helped organize the “Nashville sit-ins” responsible for the desegregation of lunch counters in that city.

He attended nonviolence workshops and to this day he remains a dedicated adherent to the idea of nonviolence and civil disobedience.

He joined the Freedom Rides—a series of bus trips through the South to protest segregation in interstate bus terminals—sponsored by the Congress of Racial Equality [CORE] and ultimately became a national leader in the struggle for civil rights and respect for human dignity.

He joined the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee [SNCC] and became one of the Big Six civil rights leaders of that era, and in 1963, he was elected to run the organization.

As chairman of SNCC, he helped organize the March On Washington, and at age 23 was the youngest speaker that day, alongside Martin Luther King.

He coordinated the SNCC's efforts for "Mississippi Freedom Summer," a campaign to register black voters across the South.

But it was March 7, 1965—also known as “Bloody Sunday”—for which Lewis became nationally known.

During the march from Selma to Montgomery, while leading over 600 marchers across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Lewis and the protesters were met by Alabama State Troopers who ordered them to disperse. 

When the marchers stopped to pray, the police sprayed them with tear gas and mounted troopers charged at them. One man struck John Lewis with his police baton, fracturing Lewis’ skull; he managed to escape across the bridge, but before he allowed himself to be taken to the hospital, he appeared on television, demanding that President Johnson intervene.

John Lewis bears the physical scars from that day and yet he still fights. He was arrested for civil disobedience forty-five times and yet he continues to fight.

As a congressman from the Deep South, John Lewis is, and has been, one of the most liberal, and outspoken, members of Congress. He’s taken his fight for civil rights of Black Americans and brought it to the fight for civil rights of LGBT Americans.

In the aftermath of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, on June 22, 2016, House Democrats, led by John Lewis and Massachusetts Representative Katherine Clark, began a sit-in demanding House Speaker Paul Ryan allow a vote on gun-safety legislation.

John Lewis is a hero to anyone, anyone, who has ever felt “less than” and now he’s taken his fight to the incoming President ... on January 13, 2017, appearing on Meet The Press, John Lewis said:
"I don't see the president-elect as a legitimate president. I think the Russians participated in having this man get elected, and they helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary Clinton. I don't plan to attend the inauguration. I think there was a conspiracy on the part of the Russians, and others, that helped him get elected. That's not right. That's not fair. That's not the open, democratic process."
John Lewis’ opinion; something he has a right to share, something he has fought for his entire life. And something that has sent the president-elect into a tizzy.

Donald _____ instantly lashed out at John Lewis for his remarks, saying, er, Tweeting rather:
"Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to......mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results. All talk, talk, talk — no action or results. Sad!"
Actually, what’s sad is that the _____ Tweets appeared just two days before the federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King and just two days before _____ was set to visit the African American History Museum—an event he has since canceled.

What is sad is that, while john Lewis was fighting for equality, while he was getting arrested, while he was being brutalized by Alabama state troopers, while he was being arrested forty-five times for civil disobedience, non-violent civil disobedience, Donald _____ was a draft dodger, receiving five deferments from military service, including one for bone spurs though he managed to play both football and golf.

And while John  Lewis was serving his country in Congress, Donald _____ was excluding African Americans from his buildings and making money on the backs of the less fortunate.

And this is the man our next president has chosen to attack on Twitter for simply speaking his mind. This man, _____, attacks a man who was endorsed by MLK; this man, _____, who was, himself, endorsed by the KKK.

This man, _____, treats Russian president Vladimir Putin, and Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, with more respect than he gives to a sitting member of the United States Congress and a Civil Rights hero.

And that’s what we’re in for, for as long as the _____ presidency lasts—because I do believe his own party will try to oust him sooner rather than later—but the damage is done. He has created an America where you attack those that disagree with you; you assault the media because they ask a question; you belittle an actress for speaking her mind; you whine about TV shows and Broadway plays.

You lie.

You change your opinion on every policy upon which you campaigned because the election is over and you won.

You even denigrate those that voted for you.

And that is how many people will act because, as the president goes, so goes much of the country.

And that’s why we need to speak up, to stand up, to resist and refuse to accept this man. Donald _____’s disgraceful treatment of Congressman John Lewis just proves Lewis’ point about an illegitimate president, and we should all follow his example and make sure everyone knows that _____ is, as I call him on Twitter, a #FakePresident.

Turn off the TV when he appears; stay away from his ridiculous rants about SNL and focus on his policies; hold him accountable for what he says and does, and, perhaps more importantly, hold your representatives accountable for letting him say and do those things.

Demand the change, or vote everyone out of office who has stood by and let this carnival barker, this snake oil salesman, this least qualified person in the history of this country to ever be president, change us.

I still shake my head in disbelief over where this country was eight years ago—an economy in shambles, a war for oil still raging, no healthcare, no equality for LGBT Americans—and fear that we are headed backwards. Look how far we’ve come and we are on the verge of turning it all over.

But we can stop this; we can be like John Lewis and stand up to tyranny and injustice and an unqualified reality show star in the White House.

Stand up. Speak up. Resist. Be like John Lewis or end up like _____.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

It's Snarkurday!


Vivica A. Fox—the ‘A’ is for Asshat—has a career based on one film, 1996’s Independence Day, and the fact that she likes to say that Fifty Cent enjoys getting his salad tossed. And now she has a new gig coming to TV though she doesn’t want The Gays to watch it.

Vivica’s Black Magic, on Lifetime, will document Fox’s efforts to launch a male stripper show in Vegas but while promoting it, she thought it best to tell The Gays to stay away. When asked if her dancers would shake their moneymakers for gay men, too, Fox snapped:
“Aw, hell no. Back all that up. No! No! There’s no need to, they dance for women. It’s called the ‘Ultimate Girls’ Night Out’ for a reason.”
Careful, Viv, because I imagine you are surrounded by gay men who do your hair and your nails and your clothes and your plastic surgery. Watch your mouth before you start looking like Ernest Borgnine. Or, better still watch out for the Twitterers who came for you ...
“Really @MsVivicaFox? Imagine if some1 said no black women allowed. Not okay!! Stop hate -wake up it’s 2017.”
Vivica snapped back three times:
“CRAZY how u are trying to take one small moment out of MY interview and call me [homophobic]?? U are trash dude! Complete trash! SMDH.”
“Stop it w this I’m [homophobic] crap! My show is 4 the LADIES Got it?! #UltimateGurlsNiteOut is EXACTLY what we do! No HATE on Gays! EVER!”
“No hate! I’ve NEVER been [homophobic]! U are spreading hate not me! Have a blessed day and check us out next week #VivicasBlackMagic is HAWT.”

Vivica seemed poised to stand her ground, but once she caught sight of herself in a two-dollar weave, an off-the-rack dress from the Discount Drag Queen Warehouse, some off-bran Espadrilles and those few stray hairs left unplucked from her chin, she remembered who buttered her bread and apologized:
“Sure! I've been a FRIEND n supporter of the LGBT community! Didn't mean 2 offend and I'm woman enough 2 apologize! My show is 4 all 2 enjoy”
Well, not for all, because it sounds like trash and a too-little-too-late rip-off of Magic Mike XXL. So, sit down Vivica, your plastic surgeon has a little something new for your face.

Well, the Kanye-Beyoncé-Jay Z beef won’t end anytime soon if this story is even partially true ...

Rumor has it that Beyoncé tore into Missus Kanye West ... for now ... during a phone call when Kim asked her to try and soothe tensions after Kanye’s hospitalization. In other words, Kim said, “My husband is a lunatic, please try and watch your mouth because I can’t guarantee your safety.”

That doesn’t sound so bad, does it? I mean, it’s kinda true ... of course, this comes on the heels of other Beyoncé snubs of That Klan, like when Kim asked [read: begged] to be Beyonce’s friend or to  let Blue Ivy play with North and Beyoncé just shut her down.

Still, two things make me think the story is fake: Kim Kardastrophe has Beyonce’s private phone number? And if she does, Beyoncé actually answers her own phone?

Oh hell no.
So ... ABC’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve and Mariah Carey, right? What a d-i-saster.

I mean, the backing vocal was all wrong, or so Mimi says, so she strutted around the stage like a stripper without a pole. But then the next song she declares is the album version and yet she still can’t get it together enough to sing so she struts some more, has a dancer hoist her up a flight of stairs and then wanders off like my drunken Aunt June at Cousin Edna’s wedding last fall.

But why didn’t the producers save her? Why not cut to commercial and fix the mess? Who knows because they aren’t talking, though Mimi, who first Tweeted a ‘sh*t happens’ message, is now trying to wring more drama out of this than Whitney—goddess rest her soul—trying to wring sweat from a towel during a stage performance of ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody.’

Mimi’s people—wearing tin-foil hats—are saying that Carey was sabotaged in an attempt to get higher TV ratings for ABC because a Mariah That Sucks gets better numbers than a Mariah That Sings. In fact, Chief Conspiracy Theorist at Camp Carey, her  manager, Stella Bulochnikov, says:
“I will never know the truth, but I do know that we told them three times that her mic pack was not working and it was a disastrous production. I’m certainly not calling the FBI to investigate. It is what it is: New Year’s Eve in Times Square. Mariah did them a favor. She was the biggest star there and they did not have their s–t together.”
Dick Clark Productions responded to the allegations with this statement:
“As the premier producer of live television events for nearly 50 years, we pride ourselves on our reputation and long-standing relationships with artists. To suggest that dcp, as producer of music shows including the American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, New Year’s Rockin’ Eve and Academy of Country Music Awards, would ever intentionally compromise the success of any artist is defamatory, outrageous and frankly absurd. In very rare instances there are of course technical errors that can occur with live television, however, an initial investigation has indicated that dcp had no involvement in the challenges associated with Ms. Carey’s New Year’s Eve performance. We want to be clear that we have the utmost respect for Ms. Carey as an artist and acknowledge her tremendous accomplishments in the industry.”
In other words, dcp says Mariah Sucks ... something most of us knew long before New Year’s Eve.
Sylvester Stallone is an American icon and ... okay, I kid ... but he is a Golden Globe winner and the father of the three ...count ‘em, three ... Miss Golden Globes from the show the other night—his daughters Sistine, like the Chapel, Scarlet, like the Letter and Sophia, like the Bush, were the beauties onstage handing out the statues. But none of that guaranteed that Stallone would have a good seat at the show. In fact, he was almost invisible during the program because of a seating snafu.

Stallone and the Missus were scheduled to sit at the Manchester by the Sea table along with that film’s star, Casey Affleck, its producer, Matt Damon and its writer-director, Kenneth Lonergan, but when Stallone and his wife Jennifer Flavin arrived they only found one seat waiting for them. And rumor has it that they were so annoyed that no one, not Damon or Affleck or Lonergan offered to give up their chair. So Sly and his Family Stallone, embarrassed by the snub, watched the show from backstage.

Later in the evening, after nabbing a Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama, Casey Affleck saw Stallone backstage and tried to apologize for the seating mess but Stallone was not having it.

His reps, though, did have something to say:
“The story you refer to is an interesting rumor—but a rumor nonetheless. Sylvester Stallone had a wonderful evening attending and presenting at the Golden Globes and celebrating with his family and friends.”
Celebrating by a buffet table set up in a hallway backstage, I guess.
I’d always assumed that Flip or Flop’s Tarek El Moussa’s favorite color was gray—given that he chooses gray for every surface in every house he flips—but apparently I was wrong and his favorite color is green.

We all know that Flip or Flop’s Tarek and Christina El Moussa split up a long time ago—though they continued to film their TV show as a lovingly married couple—and she started bumping uglies with their friend, and former contractor, Gary Anderson while Tarek ALLEGEDLY banged their nanny, but now the marriage is really over because Tarek won the footrace to the courthouse to file for divorce and to ask for spousal support.

And while Tarek and Christina say they will keep their divorce civil—and continue to play a happily uncoupled couple on their HGTV show—it’s already gone uglier than a bad travertine shower surround.

Tarek wants coins from Christina and wants a judge to ban her from getting her mitts on his ass ... ets. But why so nasty, since they’re both real estate agents and do the same job on the show, which is pretending to actually do manual labor on their show, while the real work is done by a bunch of guys named Manuel.

Is it because maybe Christina was doing the nasty with Gary long before the couple split up ... which was long before they announced they split up?

Maybe Tarek will be using that little snatch of adultery to get more coins. Either way you Flip it, their marriage is a Flop.
Okay, so we started with Gay Hater Vivica A. Fox, so let’s end with her ...

We know that she stuck her rented Size 11 Louboutin’s in her mouth when she banned The Gays from watching her craptastic Lifetime show about male strippers, because she backtracked as soon as she realized that, without The Gays, she’d be doing nails in the Valley for minimum wage.

But now there’s this ... Vivica’s business partner Jean-Claude LaMarre is done with her over her No Gays Can Watch My Show mess, and is cutting all ties with her:
“The comments were out of order, and it does not represent our attitudes toward the LGBT community. All are welcomed. Vivica speaks for herself, not the business or the show.”
Vivica started working with Jean-Claude when he put her in his movie Chocolate City, which morphed into Vivica’s Black Magic, and while he’ll still executive produce the show, he is done working with Vivica A. Fox.

Again, the ‘A’ is asshat.