News Round-Up: October 17, 2018

• Rapper and bodybuilder Léo Stronda, 26-years-old from Brazil (above), is my new InstaHunk find! #woof
Léo Stronda

Some news items you might have missed:

• Rapper and bodybuilder Léo Stronda, 26-years-old from Brazil (above), is my new InstaHunk find! #woof

• Arkansas (of all places) is issuing gender-neutral IDs to non-binary citizens

• Lawmakers in Thailand are working on legislation that would give same-sex couples legal recognition via civil unions. Passage of the new law would make Thailand the first country in Asia to recognize gay/lesbian relationships.

• Jennifer Saunders of Absolutely Fabulous fame hints at an AbFab reunion saying she “might be writing a little something.”

• A new report from Essex University seems to say that if your ring finger is longer than your index finger, it could indicate you’re gay. Not sure I believe that…

• Non-binary singer/songwriter Grayson has released their new single, “Brother.” The track is a personal anthem about needing to break free from both internal and external pressures.

“‘Brother’ is about the sometimes chaotic relationship with yourself, and everyone else,” says Grayson.

Grayson is new to me, so let’s check out “Brother.”

Tease: “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie”

Sweetie darling! Even though we’re five months out from the premiere of Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, this morning brings the first teaser for the highly anticipated flick.

The short video gives us Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders cavorting about the beach, sipping on refreshing cocktails with beautiful men, and zooming across the ocean in a yacht.

“Straight up, on the rocks, and always with a twist,” says a male narrator.

“When you must have the best, be sure to choose something cool, something refreshing, something Absolutely Fabulous.”

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie is set to hit theaters on July 1.

AB-FAB movie planned for 2015 release

Joanna Lumley (L) and Jennifer Saunders (R)

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS comedienne Jennifer Saunders has revealed at a Welsh festival the film adaption of the cult comedy will be released next year.

Show creator Jennifer, aged 55, who played Edina Monsoon alongside co-star Joanna Lumley, said she was in the process of writing the movie at the Hay Festival.

Glee star Chris Colfer, 23, is expected to be among the stars in the movie.

Jennifer, who was speaking about her book Bonkers: My Life in Laughs, at the Hay Festival, said: “I am writing the film as we speak – it’s in the pipeline.

(source)

Absolutely Fabulous Christmas: Cold Turkey

Season 5 of Absolutely Fabulous
included this holiday special that aired on Christmas Eve, 2003. 
In
“Cold Turkey,” Edina decides to stay home and celebrate Christmas with
her baby granddaughter (Lola) rather than jetting off for a tropical
holiday with Patsy, much to the latter’s brutal dismay. 
In a dark but
hilarious childhood flashback scene, we learn why Ms. Stone hates this
particular day so much. Then a visit by Patsy’s older sister Jackie
(“Pats, I’m 72”) results in a mishap that leads Edina to believe her BFF
has died. But in the end, Patsy learns the true meaning of Christmas
and even sits down to eat one of those “food things” with the rest of
Edina’s family.
You can watch the whole episode on YouTube.  The beginning of the show 

“AbFab” Special has an official air date

From BBC America: The dames of debauchery are back, dahlings. Those booze-swilling besties Edina (Jennifer Saunders) and Patsy (Joanna Lumley) will be returning to our screens in three new Absolutely Fabulous specials.

TV Guide has announced the premiere date of the first special: Sunday, January 8 at 10/9c on BBC America.

The entire main cast — including Julia Sawalha as Saffy, June Whitfield as Mother, and Jane Horrocks as Bubble — will reprise their roles in the new episodes marking the show’s 20th anniversary. TV Guide reports that, in the premiere, one of the girls returns with “slightly scary new best friend” and “Bubble re-enacts the royal wedding.”

Get out the Bollinger!