Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Remains of the Day (04/24)

Closer: How Betty White's real-life friendship with Mary Tyler Moore almost kept her from becoming the Happy Homemaker (ICYMI)

Instagram: Behold Ryan Harrison's sexy little brother's ass on the golf course

The New York Times: What does it tell you that election-security officials were warned to not tell the so-called president of the United States about their 2020 efforts

New York Post: What's the point of having a body like that at 51 if you can't have affairs with new recruits?

Penn Live: Officials identify factory worker killed in freak meat grinder accident

Washington Post: Trump's latest stated plan to obstruct justice involves the Supreme Court

The New York Times: Does it strike anyone else as odd that not one of the 50 people interviewed for a new film about human sexuality would say they are "completely gay"? My friend says the kids don't want to be "limited" in their dating options (eye roll) -- so everyone's "queer" and "pansexual" -- but I'd argue there's an element of homophobia in that no one wants to be seen as "just gay" anymore ... or is it just garden-variety "need to feel special" syndrome?

AOL: Princeton valedictorian gets engaged to her 71-year-old former professor

ICYMI: You see the hottest men waiting for flights at the airport

Towleroad: Chasten Buttigieg opens up about his first date with Mayor Pete, and "shaking uncontrollably" as his husband launched his 2020 campaign

Boy Culture: Ass Wednesday Parts 2 and 3

Hot Slut of the Day: The frazzled dandelion of pure perfection that almost made a basketball bearable

Hot Cat of the Day: This little pretzel is Josie, Harvey's s'mores cousin in West Orange, N.J., who is the most adorable kitten I've ever seen!

Wrestle Wednesday

No surprise I still haven’t gotten over THIS ONE.

Song of the Day: 'Our Lips Are Sealed' by Susanna Hoffs and Belinda Carlisle

'80s ladies: Molly Ringwald, Susanna Hoffs, Belinda Carlisle and Debora Iyall

This one's notable for a few reasons: It's sung by the lead babes of the two biggest female bands of all time; I was in the audience at the Largo the night it was recorded; and, shockingly (to me), it was the last time I was in Los Angeles -- after having gone every year since leaving in 1993! I miss you, L.A. :-(

Page 1 Roundup (04/24)

Morning Wood

Thanks to everyone who straightened me out yesterday. Today we have sexy Steve Lund!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Remains of the Day (04/23)

The Daily News: "Jeopardy" champion’s reign threatens show’s budget

Washington Post: Sri Lanka Easter bombings were retaliation for Christchurch mosque shootings, official says

THR: Ryan Murphy, Matt Bomer, Billy Eichner and more gay Hollywood A-listers plan L.A. fundraiser for Pete Buttigieg

Dlisted: An Iowa man is facing jail time for armed robbery for website domain name

Curbed: 101 ways to fight climate change

The Randy Report: The Joe Biden moment we've been dreading is coming Thursday

It's Either Sadness or Euphoria: A gay review of "Shortest Way Home: One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future" by Pete Buttigieg

Boy Culture: Do you like your hunks bald?

Michael Musto: Help! Queer millennials don’t get my references, should I dumb it down?

Greg in Hollywood: Gus Kenworthy: “Had I been born 50 years earlier, there’s a very high likelihood that I would have died of AIDS”

Matthew's Island: Three models, three styles of jockstraps

The New York Times: Brothers falsely accused of attacking Jussie Smollett sue his lawyers for defamation

Slicing Up Eyeballs: Vote for your favorite songs from the year I graduated from high school

BosGuy: I like my men like I like my coffee ...

Gr8er Days: Remembering gay trailblazer Michael Greer

Back2Stonewall: The only history I ever made at Julius' was eating too many mozzarella sticks in one sitting

Towleroad: Do people see you as the "masc" or "fem" guy in your relationship? An explainer

OMG Blog: Pro rugby player Ben Foden has reason to never wear clothing

Hot Cat of the Day: If I ever came into a large sum of money I would retire to open a cat sanctuary so I could watch scenes like this all day!

Justin Gimelstob Pleads No Contest in Halloween Attack

Prosecutors say Justin Gimelstob pleaded no contest to misdemeanor assault for attacking a former friend in Los Angeles on Halloween 2017. The ex-tennis player turned executive, commentator and coach -- who has a history of misogynistic remarks -- received three years’ probation, 60 days of community labor and must complete 52 weeks of anger management classes for what judge called a "violent, unprovoked attack in public in front of children."

Los Angeles Times reports:
Gimelstob was accused of attacking Randall Kaplan, a longtime friend of the tennis circuit veteran’s former wife. Kaplan, a venture capitalist, was walking with his wife and 2-year-old daughter in West L.A. on Halloween about 6 p.m. when the attack occurred. 
Kaplan, addressing the court Monday, said that he never saw his attacker coming and that he feared for his life as he endured blows to his head and upper body.  
“During that time, I was punched at least 50 times but when you count it -- 1 ... 2 … 3 ... the actual number was likely over 100,” he said. 
“I realized that people had finally stepped in to pull my attacker off of me, who was still saying, ‘I’m going to … kill you’ while he pointed at me with eyes of a crazed lunatic,” Kaplan said, adding that his family lives in fear of Gimelstob.
The wife of Gimelstob's victim says she suffered a miscarriage as a result of watching her husband get brutalized in front of their 2-year-old daughter.

Bill Simmons at Inside Tennis writes:

So we must ask what will the impact be of devastating #Gimelstob event, which according to reports, does not stand alone. Justin has such talent and is a powerful figure in tennis and the ATP. Will he retain his coveted position on the ATP Player Council? Will Tennis Channel put him back on the air? And most important will he gain the understanding that violence & threats are just not acceptable -- period. Will he learn to control his anger?

Does Tommy Haas realize how lucky he was he wasn't attacked for winning this tiebreak match against JT?

UPDATE: A law firm representing Gimelstob reached out to provide a statement from him. I said I would add it -- but warned that it would only further the impression that he takes no responsibility whatsoever for his actions:
"Justin Gimelstob pled [sic] no contest today to the charge filed against him and the Judge, after evaluating the evidence, exercised his discretion and reduced the charge to a misdemeanor. Justin did this to move on with his professional life and focus on his family."

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