I’ve never been a big fan of commercials, and growing up, my dad even used to mute the TV and block the screen with a scarf during the ads. I’m serious. But I am completely delighted by this new Audi ad, featuring Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto (“Star Trek”‘s old and new Spock. respectively) competing against each other, with Quinto having the advantage because he’s, duh, driving an Audi. Nimoy’s willingness to parody himself — he’s singing “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins” in the car, you guys!!! — makes my nerd heart swoon. I think my “Trek”-loving dad would have dug it too. Check it out above!
In case you needed more proof that our president is awesome, check out this clip of Zachary Quinto, who plays Spock in the most recent round of “Star Trek” movies, describing the first time he met President Obama on the campaign trail. “He gave me the … Vulcan salute,” Quinto explains, “And I was like, ‘I really want to hang out with you so much more now. You’re cool.’” Sigh. This story warms my nerdy, liberal heart. [Team Coco]
Did you watch all of the election coverage last night? We did, and we weren’t the only ones. Celebs were all fired up on Twitter last night as they waited for the election returns come in. We gathered up some of the best, funniest Twitter responses — including RuPaul‘s amazing “Drag Race” comments (which have been retweeted more than 26,000 times), above — after the jump!
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Ryan Murphy is no fool. The “American Horror Story” creator knows he has to release a steady stream of teasers to keep interest piqued … which is really annoying for fans like me who want trailers with some substance. Finally we’ve got something to work with: here’s the new trailer for “American Horror Story”‘s season two — which is set in an East Coast mental institution run by priests and nuns — and it promises to be all kinds of fucked up in whole new ways. We’ve got electroshock therapy, sex addicts, and sadism. Oh, and we’ll finally see if Adam Levine knows how to act. (I though I don’t know if you can call love scenes with Jenna Dewan Tatum “acting.”) The show returns on FX on October 17. [AV Club]
“One of the defining conversations that I had with myself was that absolutely no good can come from me staying quiet about [my sexuality]. Literally, no good can come from it. But if I take the step to make the acknowledgment and be honest, so much good could potentially come from it. … It boggles my mind that there are so many extreme, Christian organizations that are adopting a stance against homosexuality with such vitriol and hatred and targeted aggression that goes against the tenets of the Christian faith. The hatred that people are leading with in this discussion is really, for me, the biggest symptom of how sick we are. It’s the thing that makes me look at our culture and think, ’We are so far afield of any sort of connectivity or truth in relationship to one another.’
– Zachary Quinto from “American Horror Story” (or the nerds amongst us, “Star Trek”) tells Out magazine about why he chose to come out of the closet last year in New York magazine and why he’s been campaigning for Obama 2012 on LGBT rights. The vitriol, hatred and aggression against lesbians and gays boggles my mind, too, Zach. Now forget about your boyfriend Jonathan Groff and come make out with meeeeeee. [Out]
Casting news can get so tedious, especially when you couldn’t give a crap about the latest “Breaking Hunger Potter Twilight Games” franchise. But a casting update I can get behind is season two of “American Horror Story,” which will be set in an all-new setting and feature an almost all-new cast. Creator Ryan Murphy dished to The Hollywood Reporter that season two will be “fun, sexy and baroque” and set on an East Coast mental institution for the criminally insane. So who can we expect to see onscreen? Keep reading »
“When I found out that Jamey Rodemeyer killed himself — I felt deeply troubled. But when I found out that Jamey Rodemeyer had made an ‘It Gets Better’ video only months before taking his own life — I felt indescribable despair. … In light of Jamey’s death — it became clear to me in an instant that living a gay life without publicly acknowledging it — is simply not enough to make any significant contribution to the immense work that lies ahead on the road to complete equality. Our society needs to recognize the unstoppable momentum toward unequivocal civil equality for every gay lesbian bisexual and transgendered citizen of this country. … I believe in the power of intention to change the landscape of our society — and it is my intention to live an authentic life of compassion and integrity and action.”
– Zachary Quinto, who played Spock in J.J. Abrams “Star Trek” movie, confirmed reports that he is gay in a blog entry posted to his website. The blog post was prompted by an interview with Quinto in this week’s issue of New York in which he “officially” confirmed for the first time that he is gay after somewhat dodging rumors for years. Keep reading »