Friday, October 31, 2014

Matt McGorry's "Magic Mike XXL" audition tape leaked

"Orange Is The New Black" star Matt McGorry apparently auditioned for the upcoming sequel to Channing Tatum's "Magic Mike" film.


Happy 150th Birthday Nevada!

On this day 150 years ago, the great state of Nevada became the 36th to join the Union.

Nevada Day is celebrated to encourage folks to understand Nevada’s history and offers a chance to reflect on my homestate's pioneer spirit. (I like to think I'm a pioneer in one way or another).

From NV Sen. Harry Reid:

In 1864, as the Civil War dragged on, many in Congress were in a rush to grant statehood to Nevada and did not want to wait until the next session of Congress. A new state would help swing that year’s president election towards President Lincoln and provide crucial votes for passage of the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery.

On March 21, 1864, in the waning hours of the 38th Congress, Congress passed legislation allowing Nevada to join the Union once voters passed and President Lincoln approved a state constitution. It was not the normal course of business. Typically Congress would get the final word on admission of a new state to the Union, but as the country was in the midst of the Civil War, these were not normal times.

Nevada voters approved a state constitution on October 31, 1864, and President Lincoln proclaimed statehood. Today, we acknowledge Nevada’s unique path to statehood on our state flag with the words “Battle Born.”

To Change A Lightbulb...

Via Blue Street Journal

Warwick Rowers 2015 Calendar - The Story

Warwick Rowers celebrate the release of their 2015 Charity Calendar

This is the story of the Warwick Rowers, a bunch of college athletes who thought that maybe they could make a difference. They decided to do this by getting naked.

At first they did it to help their sports club, which had no funds. But what started as a bit of a laugh became a life-changing experience that none of them could have foreseen.

Since 2009, the calendar has been sold in 77 different countries and raised £200,000 for good causes. In addition to the calendars, the boys now have their own range of posters, t-shirts, art prints, hoodies, and greeting cards.

And the best thing about this story is that you can be a part of it. Find out how by watching the video below and visiting

Warwick Rowers 2015 Calendar: The Story from Sport Media Productions on Vimeo.

"Bones" Redfield Gives You Best Weatherman Halloween Costume

Kentucky's Jude Redfield, weatherman for Louisville’s WDRB,  made smart use of the weather map "green screen" and a skeleton to deliver a great costume this year.

Into The Woods' Meryl Streep For Halloween

Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's celebrated fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS opens in movie theaters nationwide on Christmas Day,  but the film's official Facebook page decided to share a special Halloween greeting for fans today.

Meryl Streep as the Witch comes crawling out of a dark, foreboding tree with the caption:

"Into the woods, where nothing's clear, where witches, ghosts and wolves appear," from the Act One finale, "Ever After".

Follow INTO THE WOODS on Facebook here.

(via BroadwayWorld)

Brad Paisley Wishes You All A Safe (And Mature) Halloween

South Carolina: Another Lawsuit Filed For Marriage Equality

A second lawsuit has been filed in South Carolina over the right to use a same-sex spouses' last name:

Each plaintiff was married in another state and chose to change his or her surname but had an application to do so denied by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

The lawsuit is against the state DMV. An agency spokeswoman did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

Earlier this month, a Lexington County woman filed a similar lawsuit challenging the state’s same-sex marriage ban.

Other lawsuits challenging the ban are pending in federal court.

On Oct. 6, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of a Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision allowing same-sex marriage in Virginia. The ACLU says that ruling is binding on the state of South Carolina, which remains the only state under the 4th Circuit’s jurisdiction still enforcing its same-sex marrige ban.

(via LGBTQ Nation)

Just The (Beard) Facts

Via kenneth in the 212

Ellen DeGeneres' Halloween Costume

"I like Halloween because it’s the one time of year you can dress up however you want, and pretend you’re someone you’d never be in real life. For me, that’s married to a man." (Huge laughs and applause).

First of all - funny.

Second, it has to be noted that in coming out in the 1990s, Ellen practically lost her career. Slowly, over several years hard work and due to great talent, she has come roaring back in supreme style. 

Now when she jokes on the idea of being married to a man, she's the most popular woman in daytime TV.


Halloween Music: Beach Boys Cover "Monster Mash"

According to pop culture king (or queen?) Matt Rettenmund at Boy Culture, this is the only time the Beach Boys covered the Halloween favorite.

Interestingly, the date of this performance was December 21, 1963. Who sings a Halloween song four days before Christmas?

Answer: The Beach Boys

Hot Shirtless Aussie Mates Sam & Ben Go Bare To Share Their Organic Lifestyle

Best mates Sam and Ben are so passionate about their raw organic lifestyle, they are willing to bare all to get your attention. (They've got mine already....)

Ben and Sam give you all a little taste of what to expect while still incorporating the same fun and fresh humour you can expect to see from them both come opening day.

The two best buds have created Acai Brothers Superfood Bar, a restaurant with a delicious organic menu guaranteed to keep you healthy.

(via Gaily Grind)

Sen. Lindsey Graham: "White Men In Male-Only Clubs Are Going To Do Great In My Presidency"

Sen. Lindsey Graham has admitted in an interview to making eye-raising comments last month at a meeting of the Hibernian Society of Charleston.

From a recording made at the meeting which was then anonymously sent to two South Carolina Democrats:

“I’m trying to help you with your tax status. I’m sorry the government’s so f*cked up. If I get to be president, white men in male-only clubs are going to do great in my presidency.”

Graham said the Hibernian Society encourages speakers "to be earthy, to make fun of yourself, to make fun of them. Then you say something serious and sit down. And if you talk over 20 minutes, they throw something at you."

Freedom To Marry: Meet Jessica and Chi From Alabama

While 32 states in the US enjoy marriage equality, there are still many LGBT families who do not have the same protections and benefits of marriage as heterosexual couples.

Jessica and Chi and their daughter Nailah from Alabama share why marriage matters to their family.

From Freedom To Marry.

Halloween Video: Chainsaws & Chippendales

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