Alec Baldwin, proving, again, that he is in need of anger management therapy:
"There was a time when my greatest wish was to stab Harvey Levin with a rusty implement and watch his entrails go running down my forearm . . . I wanted him to die in my arms, while looking into my eyes, and I wanted to say to him, ‘Oh, Harvey, you thoughtless little pig.’”
How cute! He called Harvey a pig, just like he called his daughter!
Rayvon Owen, 4th in the 14th season of American Idol, has come out as gay and on why he never came out while on the show:
“First I had to become comfortable with myself and who I am as a person. For the longest time I kept that part of my life separate, away from music, away from a lot of things. As I was growing as an artist, I realized I was missing out on so much of my artistry by not connecting the two. It’s easy to ignore when there are only a few thousand people who are fans and know who you are, but after Idol millions of people know me and I’m much more public. [But] someone I knew passed away. He never got to live his truth, and there are many people who die young and never get to leave their mark or make a difference. I’ve been given such an awesome platform so why not use it to help, when there are so many people out there like me who haven’t come to terms with who they are or even worse, have been kicked out of their home or who have been bullied or who have committed suicide. As long as this is happening, it’s worth bringing this to people’s attention … why not get the conversation started?”
First off, welcome out. But, um, yeah, knew you were gay the moment you stepped onstage, though that is neither here nor there.
Still, you’re coming out isn’t getting the conversation started, it’s just adding another voice.
And that’s a welcome addition.
President Obama, responding to Republican obstructionism in the wake of Justice Scalia’s death:
“I plan to fulfill my constitutional responsibilities to nominate a successor in due time. There will be plenty of time for me to do so and for the Senate to fulfill its responsibility to give that person a fair hearing and a timely vote. These are responsibilities that I take seriously, as should everyone. They’re bigger than any one party. They are about our democracy.”
Does it get any more common sense than that?
Just.Do.Your.Jobs. But …
Ted Cruz, on “absolutely” going all fili-blustery [New Word Alert™] on any Obama nominee to the Supreme Court:
“The Senate’s duty is to advise and consent. We’re advising that a lame-duck president in an election year is not going to be able to tip the balance of the Supreme Court.”
Um, Ted, you steaming pile of illiterate, uninformed, uneducated pile of crap: every second term president, from the very moment he wins that second term, is a lame-duck president, so are you suggesting that Obama not do anything in his second term but sit on his hands and play golf and vacation?
Oh, wait, that was George W. Bush … during both of his terms.
John Boyega, of Star Wars, maybe confirming a gay story line in upcoming editions of the movie franchise:
“What’s so funny, I posted a video the other day of myself working out, skipping, and in the background Oscar [Isaac] is just like, ‘Yeah baby go on!’ and people just went crazy. But as far as I’m concerned, when JJ [Abrams] sat us down to go through the script, it was a bromance. But now I’m learning what Mark Hamill said before when he didn’t know that Darth Vader was Luke’s father: you never know what they’re going to pull. I’m looking at the director Rian [Johnson] closely so he can get me involved early, so I can prepare myself. So who knows?”
I have not seen the new Star Wars but, as I’ve said, if an upcoming film includes a gay love storyline between Oscar Isaac … swoon … and John Boyega … swoon … I may be one of those folks camping out for the opening.
Just sayin’ … swoon.