ABOVE: Steve Grand had been leaning away from doing a calendar shoot this year. Happily, he leaned back into it.
KENNETH IN THE (212): A weekly look at the gay mags.
Currently obsessed with Leta Powell Drake, the greatest interviewer of all time. pic.twitter.com/3oCYAd9vZD— John Frankensteiner (@JFrankensteiner) November 12, 2020
VULTURE: Leta Powell Drake of Nebraska for decades did the most blunt, off-putting interviews of hapless stars who were just trying to promote their latest projects, but who wound up being grilled about co-star feuds, their personal lives and why their last gigs were canceled. Made Twitter-famous by a recent mash-up of her most awkward moments, Drake — who is in her 80s and still kicking — spoke to Vulture about the newfound fame and her long, strange career.
One of her most cringeworthy:
YAHOO! NEWS: Trump's estranged niece Mary Trump warns that he is likely to “break things” on his way out the door. Unlike a disgrunted tenant or fired employee, when you are POTUS, the things you can break might be unfixable.
OMG.BLOG! (WORK UNFRIENDLY): Daredevil Adam Lockwood is, well, hung.
TWITTER: Geraldo Rivera read an open letter to Trump, begging him to leave with dignity (after buttering him up):
Suddenly #DrFauci is bullish on vaccines. Where was that optimism two weeks ago?Message to friend @POTUS @realdonaldtrump finish the count by all means-then move on with grace and dignity.— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) November 12, 2020
You’ve been great but we all have to know when it’s over to leave the stage. pic.twitter.com/3vWkzkcF1N
NYT: The unbearable whiteness of being Mike Pence.
TWITTER (FOLLOW HERE): Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley gives rousing speech about the sanctity of the Constitution that seems to re-up the military's commitment to the document, not to any one person. Like Trump:
Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Milley: "We do not take an oath to a king or queen, a tyrant or dictator. We do not take an oath to an individual. No, we do not take an oath to a country, a tribe or religion. We take an oath to the Constitution." Listening, Trump? pic.twitter.com/7NHkR990Mh— Matthew Rettenmund (@mattrett) November 13, 2020
HUFF POST: Gloves off! Conservative SCOTUS Justice Samuel Alito — nominated by George W. Bush, who has undergone a dramatic image makeover since his toxic presidency — just gave a nakedly partisan speech to the Federalist Society, the organization that has produced all the conservative justice picks for 20 years. In it, he decried Obergefell, the decision that made same-sex marriage legal across the country, yet another hint a conservative-majority Court could overturn it in the near future, and invalidating thousands of gay marriages.
THE HILL: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) has to be the most ignorant medical doctor in the world. He states that everyone who has survived COVID-19 is now immune, and should go out and celebrate it. There is zero reason to believe they're immune.
GAY FLESHBOT (WORK UNFRIENDLY): Timothy Olyphant vs. Josh Duhamel — who has the better bulge?
ADVOCATE: On Grey's Anatomy, it was Jake Borelli's anatomy that was the focus of a scene in which a fellow doc (Alex Landi) sucks him off off-camera. Masks on!
INSTAGRAM: Happy 65th to Whoopi Goldberg!