Squat's happenin'!! (Image via video still)
ABOVE: Never let 'em see you sweat. Unless it's from your butt, in which case, get out of my way.
BELOW: Manga-on-manga love, Greta Thunberg > Trump, impeachment fast-tracked, Peter Brady's Mike-drop, Madonna's selfie sale and more ...
I volunteer to babysit ... the dads! (Image via Twitter @tagagen)
JAPAN TODAY: Exploring the popularity of gay manga in Japan.
KENNETH IN THE (212): Tennis love.
HUFF POST: Seven House freshmen have fallen into the impeachment column, Pelosi appears poised to proceed.
”People are suffering, people are dying, entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairytales of eternal economic growth.” Watch Greta Thunberg speak at the UN Monday morning. https://t.co/Akkxm9sXdr pic.twitter.com/ahHKlhbYaE— WIRED (@WIRED) September 23, 2019
TOWLEROAD: Virulently homophobic rugby star Israel Folau just got hired.
Peter: A natural-born leader (GIF via GIPHY)
YAHOO: The Brady Bunch star Christopher Knight aka Peter talks about the late Robert Reed — Mr. Brady to you. Or: Miiiiike:
Most [Brady] directors, for the sake of getting done on time, would have us kids line up shoulder-to-shoulder. Nothing about it was organic. It always felt a little stilted to me. But Bob Reed said to me, “What do you see yourself doing right here?” He's asking me! I remember being taken aback — big inhale, like, “He's asking me my opinion.”
Reed died at age 59 — two years younger than Knight is now.
The butler did him: Robert James-Collier in Downton Abbey (Image by Jaap Buitendijk/Focus)
INDIEWIRE: How Downton Abbey, the movie, addresses a closeted gay romance, circa 1920s.
NYT: We are dependent on the Supreme Court to tell us whether gay people can be fired just for being gay.
NEWSWEEK: After she gave the above impassioned speech on climate change, Trump mocked 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg in the most classless, sexist way:
Such statesmanship (Image via Twitter)
BROADWAY RECORDS: Crooner Michael Longoria's third album is Like They Do in the Movies. From a press release:
Following the release of his critically acclaimed Christmas album, Merry Christmas Darling, Michael Longoria takes us to the cinema with a collection of his favorite songs from the silver screen. Like They Do in the Movies is a romantic album that will take you back to a time when lovers lingered through the movie credits to steal a kiss in the glow of the big screen. Longoria's cinematic love-note includes classics like “Evergreen” from A Star Is Born, “I Will Always Love You” from The Bodyguard, “Take My Breath Away” from Top Gun and “Unchained Melody” from Ghost. The album also features the debut of an original song written by Michael Longoria and arranged by James Dobinson called “Kiss Me (Like They Do in the Movies).” Like They Do in the Movies features music arrangements by Rona Siddiqui and James Dobinson; and is produced by Grammy nominee Michael Croiter.
GAY FLESHBOT (WORK UNFRIENDLY): Andrew Rannells' new daddy boyfriend's butt.
POLITICO: Roy Cohn's cousin wishes he were alive, because if he were, even he would be chastising Trump over his infatuation with Russia.
MADONNARAMA: How much would you pay for a Madonna Polaroid selfie? One fan is allowed the chance to buy one from her right off the stage each night of her Madame X tour. So far, not counting the celebrity encounters (where it seems likely they didn't really pay), fans have paid between $1,000-$2,000 ... in cash! (P.S. The only official, live shots released from the camera-free tour are these, by Ricardo Gomes.)