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If a comedian’s act involves saying the same bigotry you’d hear at your local anti-gay “therapy” clinic, he is probably not a good comic. But that hasn’t stopped more than a few funny men from valiantly trying. Adam Carolla (yes, the guy from “The Man Show”) is the latest to say some not-actually-funny things about gays and lesbians. While talking on his podcast about the petition to get Burt and Ernie married on “Sesame Street,” Carolla joked, “When did everybody get lumped in with the f**king gays? When did we start giving a s**t about [transgender] people?” Carolla then made fun of “pre-op, transgender, transneutral, trans fat” people, suggesting they “shut up.” Now, I have a pretty irreverent sense of humor and even I can’t muster a chuckle about this — mostly because it’s not funny. Really, Adam Carolla, that’s the best quip you could come up with when people are trying to get two puppets on a kids’ show to get gay-married? That’s just laziness. After gay rights groups publicly spanked the comic, Carolla later tweeted “I’m sorry my comments were hurtful. That being said, I’m a comedian, not a politician.” See my prior notes about jokes having that secret ingredient: humor. [NY Daily News, TMZ] Adam Carolla comes from a long and, uh, distinguished line of celebs who’ve gone on homophobic rants and have been forced to apologize. Famous-feet-in-famous-mouths, after the jump: Related: The 5 Best And Worst Things About Going To Gay Bars With Your Boy Besties
“I loved it. It was so beautiful, they tried to recreate a winter landscape up in northern Sweden, and they did an amazing job. It was really special. It was a lot of fun shooting — and quite complicated with wind machines going and fake snow everywhere. It was very technical and kinda tough, but it really was very special. They spent weeks building it, and we spent a day or two shooting it. I’m excited to see it because being there on the day it looked so good. I hope fans like it.”
—Alexander Skarsgaard talks about his sex scene with Anna Paquin in Sunday night’s episode of “True Blood,” in which—since she’s high on his blood—she imagines her room to be snowy forest with a big bed in the middle of it. Don’t worry, Alexander, we liked it. Even if we thought those fur throws were totally cheesy. [Wet Paint]
So, maybe sex is off the table for you for whatever reason — emotional, physical, or spiritual — does that mean you shouldn’t have romance in your life? No, of course not. There’s a place for all of us in the dating world. Created by a cervical cancer survivor, 2Date4Love.com is a dating forum for people who cannot (or do not want to) engage in sexual intercourse, but still seek love, companionship, and intimacy. After founder Laura Brashier underwent chemotherapy, she found sex to be too painful, but did not want to give up on the hope of finding love. “I didn’t want to be alone. This was the reason I went online,” Laura said. “My reason is to help a lot of people like me if I can.” I really think this site will help people. As someone who has mixed feelings about the gimmicky slickness of many online dating sites, I find this to be a really wonderful concept. [NY Daily News] Keep reading »
Sure, the new Paul Rudd film is called “My Idiot Brother,” but the movie is mostly about the idiot brother’s sisters — played by Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer and Elizabeth Banks. While Mortimer was a no-show at the premiere (mysterious!), Banks and Deschanel turned up last night, along with a gaggle of other fabulously funny ladies. But how did they fair in the fashion department? Keep clicking to check out their red carpet looks!
This has been the summer of strange bikini waxing experiences. First, a waxer I found through a Living Social deal was a double-dipper. Then last week, I tried another waxer, who I found through Groupon. I had a rather pleasant experience, but something the esthetician said has confused me, and I’m not sure if I should be insulted or thankful she was trying to help me. Keep reading »