ABOVE: In the name of love — 43 years ago, two men with their priorities straight.
INDIEWIRE: Twenty-year-old Michael Cimino, currently in the star-making lead role on Love, Victor, admits he was coached not to play gay, and for all the same old, tired reasons:
I’ve heard it for years: “You shouldn’t take a gay role for your first big role because then people are gonna think you’re gay, or they’re gonna think you only play gay roles.” And it’s like, what does that matter? Why does that matter?
POLITICO: New Jersey will require face masks — even outdoors.
OMG.BLOG!: One of my favorite queer blogs is behind a ($2-a-month) paywall. I may try something like that. Makes sense, no? So cheap.
EXTRA: World-famous quitter Sarah Palin is officially a divorcée.
CNN: Mary Kay Letourneau, perhaps one of the country's most famous and famously excused rapists since Luke on General Hospital, has died at 58 of colon cancer.
GUARDIAN: Civil rights groups finally able to meet with Mark Zuckerberg over Facebook's ushering in of populist hate have expressed disappointment that the meeting went poorly.
KENNETH IN THE (212): A parody of Fire Island COVIDIOT Corey Hannon that's so dry it's almost ... is this real? Corey?!
USA TODAY: Insane! Can't keep up with all the bad behavior. Cancel culture is NOT the problem. This tech CEO went on a vicious racist rant because some Asian patrons had the gall to sing happy birthday at a restaurant. His actions were so vile the server flipped out on him and autonomously banned him from life. His name is Michael Lofthouse, and he apparently has an Asian sister-in-law and vacations in Bali:
Here is how he replied when confronted on social media:
After making perfectly clear how he feels about Asians and about his own place in the world, Lofthouse later apologized in a statement to ABC7:
My behavior in the video is appalling. This was clearly a moment where I lost control and made incredibly hurtful and divisive comments. I would like to deeply apologize to the Chan family. I can only imagine the stress and pain they feel. I was taught to respect people of all races, and I will take the time to reflect on my actions and work to better understand the inequality that so many of those around me face every day.
I mean, really? LOL. You're all so upset about cancel culture — are people supposed to accept hollow apologies that are ONLY MADE upon threat of so-called cancellation?
JOE.MY.GOD.: Speaking of white privilege ... Aaron Schock won't have to pay his $160,000 in legal fees. More money for G!
PEOPLE: Tennessean Justin Timberlake is down with Confederate statue removal.
GAY FLESHBOT (WORK UNFRIENDLY): Cameron Dallas, shirtless, engages in fancy footwork:
GR8ERDAYS (FOLLOWS APPRECIATED): Here's hopin' Kevin Bacon cuts loose on his 62nd birthday: