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Dec 22 2020
Biden Gets The Vaccine + BRIDGERTON Actor On Gay vs. Straight Roles + Rudy Disavows Sidney + Barr & Pat Robertson Turn On Trump + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

Alan-light-shirtless-abs-boycultureHe's from Iowa and probably not single. (Image by Alan Light)

ABOVE: It's a time to reflect on the year that was.

BELOW: Keep reading for Biden taking his shot, a gay actor playing straight chimes in on who should play gay roles, Rudy distances himself from Trump's loony lawyer friend and more ...

Biden-vaccine-boycultureLess than a year after COVID-19 came into existence — a remarkable feat. (Image via video still)

NBC NEWS: President-elect Biden received his first of two Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine shots on live TV Monday. Trump is the only POTUS (current, former or future) who so far has given no indication he will be vaccinated, doing his best to sow chaos and destruction in the U.S. until the day he dies.

Gay-boyculture-bridgerton-jonathan-bailey-netflix-1608395229Bridgerton is coming to Netflix. (Image via Liam Daniel/Netflix)

DIGITAL SPY: Bridgerton star Jonny Bailey is an out gay man playing a straight lead, but he recognizes this is all too rare an occurrence. Chiming in on the debate over gay vs. straight actors playing gay roles, he says, quite sensibly:

I think it shouldn't matter at all what character people play, but of course there is a narrative that's very clear, that openly gay men aren't playing straight in leading roles. And also, there's a reason why gay characters are so interesting. Because much like the women in Bridgerton, there are a lot of hurdles and there's a lot of self-growth, and there's a real strength to gay men. So the fact that a lot of straight men have gone on to play iconic gay roles and to be lauded for that is fantastic, that that story is being told. But wouldn't it be brilliant to see gay men play their own experience?

I think he strikes the right balance. People who are hard-liner best-person-for-the-jobbers are basically stating that most gay men are never the best person for the job, since they almost never get straight leads.

Zachary-quinto-chiun-kai-shi-harvard-gay-suicides-1920-boycultureA podcast I may actually try. (Image of ZQ by Chiun-Kai Shih)

DEADLINE: Zachary Quinto will head up Secret Court, a scripted podcast about the Harvard gay suicide scandal of the 1920s. Will Kohler writes about the infamous expulsions at Back2Stonewall; it's a vital part of U.S. gay history that is probably unknown to most.

Rudy-giuliani-fraud-boycultureSidney Powell is even too crazy for crazy. (Image via video still)

TWITTER: Rudy Giuliani — the subject of a federal probe into wrongdoing — was asked about those scary-sounding White House meetings in the White House with straight-up insane Sidney Powell, and issued a firm, lucid statement that she ain't shit:

Let me say definitively, Sidney Powell is not a part of our legal team — she hasn't been for five weeks. She is not a special counsel for the President, she does not speak for the President, nor does she speak for the Administration — she speaks for herself. And she's a fine woman, a fine lawyer, but whatever she is talking about, it's her own opinions. I'm not responsible for them, the President isn't, nor is anybody else on our legal team.

TWITTER: Smartmatic and Dominion have an excellent legal case against Newsmax, Fox News, OANN and others who have hosted guests claiming that these election outfits were involved in fraud, leading to a flood of talking heads sweating it out through sudden denouncements of their own reporting:

JOE.MY.GOD.: William Barr is AG for only a few more days, but he is going out with a bang, asserting that Russia is, in fact, behind the massive hack that Trump has claimed might be China's handiwork, and denying that the election was tainted by fraud. I wonder what the acting AG will have to say for three weeks on these issues?

TOWLEROAD: Even Pat Robertson knows Trump is delusional. Surprisingly, Robertson — while trashing Joe Biden and seeming to predict Biden will die in office or be removed somehow — broke down how erratic Trump is and called out all his lies in unusually sharp language. Watch:

PEOPLE: Comic John Mulaney is in rehab for cocaine and alcohol abuse.

Erika-jayne-texts-boycultureDox-blocker! (Image via Twitter)

SOCIALITE LIFE: Real Housewife Erika Jayne has leaked texts she says prove her aged husband had a mistress, a judge whose Saks and plastic surgery bills Jayne alleges he was paying.

MELISSA ETHERIDGE: Rocker Melissa Etheridge is offering a 90-minute New Year's Eve concert for a song. (No, you have to pay, but not much.)

Mcdonalds-spam-oreo-china-boycultureTwo no-beef patties, special sauce, cookies cheese ... (Image via McDonald's China)

OMG.BLOG! (WORK UNFRIENDLY): You don't even want to know what the above McDonald's China burger is.

EXTRATV: Madonna, recovering from some type of major hip or leg surgery that she has not named, shared selfies showing off her beautiful scar (a song title of hers). I think she looks great, except for the out-sized butt, Sean-penn-morning-joe-boyculturewhich I just won't ever comprehend. (I think it looks laughable on Nicki and Cardi, too, though.) I just hope she recovers; it's sad imagining that the dancing Madonna is no more.

Meanwhile, people are freaking out at her 60-year-old ex, Sean Pen, for daring to look disheveled on Morning Joe. Comb his hair and he looks better than most at 60, and while he is a bit of a loose cannon, he's also done a lot of hands-on charity work that I think is greater than the sum total of his polish.

Madonna-scar-selfie-cupping-ass-butt-booty-boycultureShe's 62 and going strong-ish. (Image via Instagram)