January 28, 2014

Goldie Hawn's Gay Education….

I have always loved Goldie Hawn, the cheery Oscar-winning actress (and mother of Kate Hudson) best known for light entertaining flicks like Foul Play, Overboard, The First Wives Club, and one of my all-time favourites, Private Benjamin.

Hawn is now better known for her books and mediation and spiritual journeys, and for her charity work (and for being the mother of Kate Hudson).

Then last week Hawn was speaking on mindfulness at the World Economic Forum in Davos (yes, really) and she tweeted out this…

So the problem with Hawn's tweet about the "wonderful" president of Nigeria is that he has enacted harsh anti-gay laws that have led to violence and gay witch hunts. Gay people have been tortured and imprisoned, and the Human Rights Campagn identified Nigeria's president as one of the most dangerous anti-LGBT politicians in the world today.

The gay internet quickly erupted (not half as much as Beiber being arrested, but still erupted).

Deleting the tweet was expected, and she did. To Hawn's credit she went further than an "oops"… and she didn't hide or make excuses or back away.

A long time supporter of gay rights, Hawn says "I had no idea" and "I was appalled (when I found out)"; she sat down with an interviewer to talk about what she has learned, how "barbaric" Nigeria's new laws are towards gay people, how she was uninformed about the new law and that the photo "had every right to cause an uproar."

She said: "It breaks my heart because I have my own personal feelings about this. This is man's inhumanity to man of the first order… it's more than ridiculous, it's barbaric."

So looking for an upside here, Hawn's misstep and the publicity from it have shed a light on the situation in Nigeria… now will the world listen?

Well done Ms Hawn… now bring out another movie, it's been a decade since the (hysterical) Banger Sisters!

January 25, 2014

Airports & Security & Bombs & Morons...

You don’t hear about our little northern city of Edmonton in the news very often, even in Canadian news, but lately we got some attention…  
Last week news broke about a teenage who attempted to take a pipe bomb through airport security, and when that bomb was discovered in his carry-on baggage, security staff attempted to give the explosive back to him. YES, THOSE MORONS TRIED TO GIVE IT BACK TO HIM. 
I wrote about it at Lefty Pop, click through below to read…

January 20, 2014

That homophobe on The View...

Dingbat Sherri Shepherd is at it again. The actress/ comedienne/ game show host / talk show host/ moron has always been a homophobe and she is at out there touting her stupid "I'm not a homophobe but…" thing again….

I would say that it's time to stop watching The View, but I really don't watch The View, cuz I am rarely home during the day and cuz the show is not worth watching… Joy Behar is gone, Barbara Walters is going senile before our eyes, Jenny McCarthy is a dangerous anti-doctor nut job, and hell, even Whoopi Goldberg looks bored and she is paid to be there.

Shepherd has been a View co-host since 2007 and is known for saying things like she doesn't believe in evolution, doesn't know if the world is flat (she retracted that one), has never voted, believes Christians predated all other people, blamed gay men for spreading HIV to women, said straight solders should have access to counselling once gay soldiers were allowed to serve openly, is appalled by boys in dresses, that gay relationships "are all about the sex"… oh and my personal favourite, when she called gospel singer Shirley Caesar "the black Patti LaBelle" (uh, brainiac, Caesar and LaBelle are both black).

Then last week in a new interview Shepherd struck again, clearing up all the confusion… she doesn't hate us, boys and girls, she just doesn’t “agree with our lifestyle" …

I think people feel I’m very judgmental. I think people feel I’m very homophobic. If they knew me, and knew my heart … You grow up being a Christian and you grow up believing homosexuality is a sin; you’re going to hell if you’re a homosexual. This is something that they teach in churches. So it’s something that I grew up believing.

Uh… so if I “grew up believing” racism was acceptable, would that make it ok?

I might not agree with your lifestyle, but I love you. You may not agree with my lifestyle, but you love me … I don’t say it’s a choice. If you tell me, ‘Sherri, I was born gay.’ Okay. I’m not gonna argue with you, because I can’t tell you how you feel and what’s going on inside. I’m trying to make it into heaven by the skin of my teeth … I don’t know who I’m gonna see. So if you tell me you’re born [gay], I’m not gonna argue with you. And I absolutely respect you for that. I just ask that people respect how I feel, [I] respect how you feel and we can have a great dialogue.

Sorry, moron... In order for us to “have a great dialogue,” you’d need to first shake the stupid bigotry out of your head. Cut the crap… you don't love us, and we don't love you.

This moron almost makes Elisabeth Hasselbeck look good. Almost….

January 18, 2014

Fat Shaming Mindy Kaling...

Super talented actress writer Mindy Kaling got her first Elle cover this week. She likes it, I don't, and I wrote about why over at Lefty Pop. Click below to read that post…

January 17, 2014

Michael Bublé & Equality...

So apparently Canadian crooner Michael Bublé has more than talent, looks, wealth, fame, a wicked sense of humour… he has a sense of equality too.

I'm impressed!

January 12, 2014

Tina & Amy rock the Globes...

"Welcome to everyone here this evening, 
and to all the women and gay men watching at home…"

As expected, on their second outing as Golden Globe Awards hosts, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler did an amazing job… here are their best lines from the open to the show:

“Matt Damon is here for Behind the Candelabra. Matt, on any other night in another room, you would be a big deal. But tonight, and don’t take this the wrong way, you’re basically a garbage person.”

“Meryl Streep, so brilliant in August: Osage County, proving that there are still great parts in Hollywood for Meryl Streeps over 60.”

Gravity is nominated for best film. It’s the story of how George Clooney would rather float away into space and die than spend one more minute with a woman his own age.”

“Matthew McConaughey is here. For his role in Dallas Buyers Club, he lost 45 pounds, or what actresses call ‘being in a movie.’”

The Wolf of Wall Street is a big nominee tonight. I really love the film, but some of it was too graphic. I mean, if I wanted to see Jonah Hill masturbate at a pool party, I’d go to one of Jonah Hill’s pool parties.”

(Amy) “One of the most nominated films this year is 12 Years a Slave. I loved 12 Years a Slave, and I can honestly say that after seeing that film, I will never look at slavery the same way again.”
(Tina) “Wait — how were you looking at it?”

Fey and Poehler are already signed up to host again next year… and have set the bar pretty high for Ellen DeGeneres at the upcoming Oscars!

January 10, 2014

Should Closeted Politicians Be Outed?

I wrote my first post for the great new site Lefty Pop this week

It's a bit more serious than I usually go, and I think it's something we should be talking about … and by the way, in the case of this dude, Republican Congressman Aaron Shock, I say… too bad, dude,  karma’s a bitch.

January 7, 2014

Girl Most Likely...

Girl Most Likely really should have worked… it has a great cast with Kristen Wiig, Annette Bening, Matt Dillon, and Glee's Darren Criss... yet it didn't .

Girl Most Likely should have worked with its interesting indie-film idea about a woman trying to reinvent herself after losing her job, her boyfriend, and possibly her mental well-being, who is forced to moved back in with her estranged casino-loving Mom… and yet it really didn't.

Girl Most Likely should have worked, as it got a film festival circuit run, and some great reviews, along with some not great ones… and yet it really didn't work.

Girl Most Likely should have worked based on the terrific pairing of Wiig and Bening as dysfunctional mother and daughter… and yet it really didn't work.

Girl Most Likely is a drama with characters it is an effort to care about, and a comedy that has only a couple of real laughs.

We saw this one on demand and it was a good idea that didn't work. Skip it...

January 2, 2014

Ellen & Portia & Marriage...

Love these two, love the Ellen show, loved Portia's book, and yeah okay I can take or leave Arrested Development but am looking forward to seeing Portia's upcoming 3-episode stint on Sean Saves The World

… and love this quote from Ellen on their marriage:

January 1, 2014


Happy New Year 
from Alfred, Anderson and family!

and most importantly…