Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Page 1 Consider (08/12)

  • Mistaken Identity: The press and all of his fans are saying that Rob Mayes of the "High School Musical" knockoff "The American Mall" is a deadringer for Heath Ledger. But all I see is a Zac Efron of "High School Musical" knockoff. (USA Today)

  • Puting: The Musical: A quick search of the blogosphere shows "Georgia on My Mind" is the song title most are thinking of when writing about the Russia-Georgia conflict. I'm thinking it's more like "Back in the USSR." (NYT) Or is it more like Art Garfunkel's "Marionette"? (AP)

  • Memphis Barbie: Mattel is coming out with the first-ever Elvis and Priscilla Presley dolls, featuring the famous couple in replica outfits of what they wore on their wedding day in Las Vegas in 1967. Priscilla certainly was a stunner. Sadly, she's one today too -- but for entirely different reasons. (AP)

  • Fashion Don't: Sorry, Carson: But you were kinda asking for it in that swimsuit. (Queerty)

  • The Full Nelson: Unless you were living under a rock yesterday, surely you've heard about the gay(ish) sex scandal involving two hot University of Nebraska wrestlers, Paul Donahoe and Kenny Jordan. Go, Huskers!!! (Towleroad)

  • A New Tune: I love how the same Brooklynites who were so adamantly opposed to a "big box retailer" like Ikea moving into their neighborhood are now exploiting the Swedish furniture maker's myriad perks for its customers: "There is the daily water taxi and shuttle bus service provided free by Ikea, technically for its customers. But for residents, the boats and buses have made the hard-to-reach neighborhood without a subway stop a little less remote; the ferries in particular have given them a picturesque way to travel between Manhattan and Red Hook. The grassy waterfront esplanade that Ikea built, featuring benches with a view of the Lower Manhattan skyline, framed by remnants of Red Hook’s maritime past, is also catching on as a neighborhood attraction." I'm guessing the cafeteria and its jamming (dirt-cheap) Swedish meatballs are a big hit too! (NYT)

  • Puff Piece: I'd rather be shot in the face than watch a reality show starring Sean Combs (actually it's right up there with being forced to listen to one of his "songs," like the one that's a giant sample of Diana Ross' "I'm Coming Out" -- or the one's that's a giant sample of Duran Duran's "Notorious," which I'm guessing he doesn't even realize was from way after they jumped the Sri Lankan shark). But a contestant on "I Want to Work for Diddy" who's a transgender Omarosa lookalike (wait, that's redundant) named Laverne? Now that's good TV! (Jezebel)

  • 'Charmed' Life: Call her the Alyssa Milano of German tennis, but der gossip kolumns are reporting that Tommy Haas' ex-girlfriend Sandy Meyer-Woelden is now engaged to Boris Becker, who is 16 years her senior. She's pretty lucky (they're both rich and hot), but how do you say trading down in German? (AP)

  • Doubles, Interrupted: Speaking of odd tennis gossip, closet lesbian Pam Shriver filed for divorce from her geriatric husband of six years, onetime James Bond actor George Lazenby. In her petition she asks that he only be granted "supervised" visits with their three children, a request to which Lazenby takes exception (kind of like Shriver objected to his ability to have sex into his late 60s, I'm guessing). (AP)

  • No DNA Required: After seeing this photo of John Edwards with the baby he supposedly fathered with new age freak of nature Rielle Hunter I think it's safe to say it's not his: just look at the receding hairline on that kid. (NationalEnquirer)

  • Funny Lady: I've always adored Margaret Cho. But in recent years her standup routine has become too focused on sex (namely her attempts at being a fake lesbian). Somehow I think a new "reality sitcom" (a la "My Life on the D-List") is just what the script doctor ordered. (NYT)

  • American Justice: I love that "preppie killer" Robert Chambers just got sentenced to 19 years in prison for cocaine-related offenses, yet only got 15 for murdering Jennifer Levin with his bare hands. (AP)

  • Marathon Man: I don't know about you, but I love Neil Diamond. (NYT)

  • My Two Dads: The cost remains high, and a good lawyer is essential. Yet despite complications, the idea of becoming a biological dad with help from a surrogate mother is gaining allure among gay men as the status of "married with children" grows ever more possible. (AP)

  • RIP: Issac Hayes and Bernie Mac.
  • 1 comment:

    Anonymous said...

    Re: Margaret Cho. Here's her 'comedy' in a nutshell: "AASSS MAHHHHHSTER!! I HATE PRESIDENT BUSH!!!". I've always thought Cho was about as funny as cancer, and her new reality show is as dismal as you'd expect (I work for MTV Networks, so I actually see these things before they air). Judging from the 1st 3 episodes, though, the gays will LOVE it and hail it the greatest thing since A&F.