Guess who’s gay on Battlestar Galactica?
Watching the 2006 audition clip of Paula Goodspeed, the alleged Paula Abdul fan who was discovered dead outside the American Idol judge’s house this week, it’s clear that there’s a few screws loose:
Things have got to be pretty weird for Paula Abdul at the moment… weirder than usual, I mean.
In the latest episode of The Simpsons, Nelson said that Milhouse is “super gay”. The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network is peeved at his choice of words, arguing that it’s inappropriate. (TMZ has a clip of the offending scene here.)
I’m inclined to agree, but not necessarily because I’m offended. Sure, folks shouldn’t use “that’s so gay” to describe something bad, Katy Perry, but it’s a term dimwits use, and Nelson is a dimwit.
Mostly I just find it lazy. The Simpsons has generally been pretty progressive about the gays – ‘Homer’s Phobia’ was pretty forward for 1997, even if that episode seems tacky and dated now – and to rely on easy, satire-free cracks like this is (yet more) evidence that the show should be retired, even if it is putting said cracks in the mouth of a fool.
I never thought Grey’s Anatomy would top the “Isaiah Washington calls T.R. Knight a faggot… twice” gay controversy, but they’re trying their darndest.
So here’s the deal: Dr Hahn (Brooke Smith, aka “the actress who spent most of The Silence of the Lambs at the bottom of a dirty hole) realises she’s a lesbian and gets it on with Dr Callie (who… what? Didn’t she used to be married to George? Who is gay in real life?! Confusing!). Bigots complain. Dr Hahn is swiftly dispatched from the series.
Shonda Rhimes reckons that Smith was fired because she and Sara Ramirez don’t share any “magic and chemistry”. (And don’t hold your breath for Callie to hook up with any other women any time soon.) But, coincidentally, Melissa George’s soon-to-be-introduced character, who was intended to be bisexual, will now be plain ol’ regular straight. How convenient.
Adorable lesbian comedian Ellen doesn’t like Sarah Palin. Sarah Palin doesn’t like gay marriage. And Ellen, who got gay married herself not long ago, wants to know why:
I don’t know what people are scared of. Maybe they think that their children will be influenced. And I gotta say I was raised by two heterosexuals. I was surrounded by heterosexuals just everywhere I looked heterosexuals. And they did not influence…. I mean I dabbled in high school, who didn’t? Everyone dabbled, ya know?
Hee! She’s so adorable and lesbian.
Blind item madness! One of my secret sources (ie, some guy I know) tells me that one of the male castmembers in Packed to the Rafters is gay. Try to guess which one!
Clue: he’s pictured here: