Thursday, March 24, 2016

Random Musings

I don’t watch America’s Next Top Model or Dancing With The Stars because, well, no next top model and no stars, but while perusing an 'Entertainment Weekly' magazine I came across one Nyle DiMarco, the winner of the last ANTM and a current contestant on DWTS,

DiMarco is deaf and actually said in the magazine that his dancing partner, Peta Murgatroyd, didn’t know he was and so she had to cancel their first rehearsal so she could “rethink” her method of instruction.

Um, I’m calling Bull sh*z because I don’t think for one second the producers of the show didn’t tell Murgatroyd that her partner was deaf. I mean, wouldn’t that be part of the chat: 
"Hey Peta, your partner is model, Nyle and he’s deaf.”
Sit down all you people on ANTMDWTS.
Ouch. If Georgia chooses to turn their Hate The Gays Because The Baby Jeebus Said so bill into law, the NFL is set to deny Atlanta the right to host a Superbowl, with all its millions and millions of dollars in revenue.
 “NFL policies emphasize tolerance and inclusiveness, and prohibit discrimination based on age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other improper standard. Whether the laws and regulations of a state and local community are consistent with these policies would be one of many factors NFL owners may use to evaluate potential Super Bowl host sites.” — NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy
Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank has hoped to land multiple Super Bowls in the team’s new stadium, which is scheduled to open in 2017.

This isn’t the first time the NFL has punished haters: in 1992, after Arizona refused to recognize the Martin Luther King holiday, the NFL moved the Superbowl from Arizona to Los Angeles.

That’s how Hate gets removed. Money talks, and the bullsh*t walks.
We watched a Lifetime movie this past weekend … no, not a Tori Spelling movie. This was a remake of And Then There were None, based on the Agatha Christie story. And since it was produced by BBC One in England it was less Mother May I Sleep With Danger and more Masterpiece Theater. And starred a couple of hotties …

Rob Heaps, left, played playboy Hugo Marsten, though he sadly was … SPOILER ALERT … the first to die, while Aiden Turner, right, was the brooding hottie, and maybe hero of the piece, Philip Lombard.

UPDATE: I posted about the man in Georgia who dumped scalding water on a sleeping gay couple because gay earlier this week.

Well, he was arrested and charged with assault, but since Georgia has no Hate Crimes laws — at least when it comes to The Gays — there would be no charges for his hate. But not so fast … 

The FBI has opened a hate-crime investigation and may file federal charges against Martin Blackwell for his attack on Marquez Tolbert and Anthony Gooden. Blackwell, the boyfriend of Gooden's mother, told investigators he was disgusted with Gooden’s relationship with Marquez Tolbert and poured “a little hot water on them.”

Tolbert was hospitalized for 10 days and had to undergo surgery. Gooden was released from a hospital two weeks ago.

Lock him in a tub filled with scalding water.
During a panel press conference with several cast members Ryan Murphy has revealed that he’s still working on two possible themes for season 6 of American Horror Story and that the entire cast of Hotel can return if they so desire.
 “I will tell you that every darling person up here that wants to come back can come back.”
And that means Lady Gaga, Angela Basset, Kathy Bates, Denis O’Hare, Sarah Paulson, Wes Bentley, Finn Wittrock, Matt Bomer and Cheyenne Jackson will all be returning for next seasons’ AHS.

When asked about what the theme for the show would be, Murphy said:
“I think the show has always felt to me like an opera, so I think both of the things we’re writing right now will have a certain feel [though] I think I know what the winner is.”
Ryan Murphy also premiered his new show this year, American Crime Story: The People v OJ Simpson, which is based on the infamous 1995 murder trial. American Crime Story will follow the same path as American Horror Story, with a different story explored in each season. Sarah Paulson is the only lead actor to appear in both shows so far.

Oh, and she’s brilliant in both.
Good news, for now, out of Tennessee.

Lawmakers have dropped their transphobic bill after the House Education Administration & Planning Committee, who had pushed the bill forward, met with a trans student.

The bill would have required that students prove their anatomy matches that of their original birth certificate as a condition of using the restroom though, short of hiring Penis and Vagina Police, no one knew how the law might be enforced.

Still, as I sad, for now, it’s a win in Tennessee.
In the Height of Hilarity and Stupidity File, Mama Grizzly Bore™ might be returning to television in 2017 as, get this, a Judge Judy-style TV judge. MGB™ has signed a deal to shoot a pilot episode.

Imagine an MGB™ ruling; a word salad so confusing that the litigants would step out of the courtroom and say, “WTF just happened?”

While MGB™ sits on the bench in some Forever 21 sequinned robe drinking a Slurpee and whining about the lame-stream media.
And while we saw the sickening news out of North Carolina this morning, where they have passed a rabidly anti-LGBT law, down in Georgia, their proposed Hate Bill is receiving even more heat.

Both the Walt Disney Co. and Marvel Studios have said that is that so-called religious liberty is passed into law they will take their business elsewhere:
“Disney and Marvel are inclusive companies, and although we have had great experiences filming in Georgia, we will plan to take our business elsewhere should any legislation allowing discriminatory practices be signed into state law.”
Marvel is currently shooting Guardians of the Galaxy 2 outside Atlanta, and Captain America: Civil War shot there last summer.

It’s like I’ve always said “Don’t f**k with Mickey!”


the dogs' mother said...

good gracious! that last picture! wth?

paul said...

Betcha there will be some serious bidding for Mama Grizzly's show between TLC, who enables The Duggars and E (Seacrest) who enables The Kardashians. Who will be the lucky winner?

mistress maddie said...

I had no idea ANTM was still on!!! Good for the NFL for taking a stance. Palin needs to sit down, no one watchin that shit.

Sadie J said...

Good on the NFL, good on Disney and Marvel. I wish someone would gag Mamma Grizzly.

Helen Lashbrook said...

I think that last picture was Miriam Margoyles who was in Harry Potter