News Round-Up: March 24, 2021

Megan Thee Stallion and Adam Levine in 'Beautiful Mistakes'
Megan Thee Stallion and Adam Levine in 'Beautiful Mistakes'
Megan Thee Stallion and Adam Levine in ‘Beautiful Mistakes’

Some news items you might have missed:

Instinct Magazine: Paul Bettany, who plays the android Vision in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Avengers films, recently told Conan O’Brien that during the making of 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, director Joss Whedon became a bit obsessed with the scene of the Vision being born naked and sporting full-on peen.

New Music: SoCal’s iconic donut shop, Randy’s Donuts, has teamed up with Maroon 5 to create a limited-edition donut box and custom donut, in conjunction with the band’s new video for hit single, “Beautiful Mistakes” and its numerous odes to donuts.

Directed by Sophie Muller, the “Beautiful Mistakes”music video takes viewers on an archetypal LA drive, which turns it into a surreal fantasy with a colorful world of flying cars, donuts and a dreamlike narrative. #YouHadMeAtRandy

Williams Institute: As Republicans push back on Democrats intentions to make Washington, D.C. a state, it’s worth noting that the District has the largest per capita LGBTQ population in the country and 47% of the residents are Black. Also, D.C. has a larger population than Vermont or Wyoming.

Stonewall Gazette: In a recent interview, actor Ronen Rubinstein (9-1-1: Lone Star) recently shared that he identifies as ‘part of the LGBTQ community.’ Rubinstein plays out character TK Strand on the hit TV series.

Data For Progress: Voters across the ideological spectrum overwhelmingly support an 8-year pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who pass a background check – 69% support versus 25% oppose.

NPR: The co-founder and former CEO of Parler has sued the conservative social media platform over his firing this year. John Matze claims Parler’s leadership took away his 40% stake in the company in an “arrogant theft,” intimidated and bullied him in an ouster he says was illegal and left him owed millions of dollars.

Variety: A holiday-themed romantic comedy centered on gay men is coming to Netflix. Single All The Way will star Michael Urie, Philemon Chambers and Luke MacFarlane.

Synopsis: Desperate to avoid his family’s judgment about his perpetual single status, Peter (Urie) convinces his best friend Nick (Chambers) to join him for the holidays and pretend that they’re now in a relationship. But when Peter’s mother sets him up on a blind date with her handsome trainer James (MacFarlane), the plan goes awry.

Tweet Of The Day

Sometimes, the Twitters can do awesome things. 🙂

For those of you who haven’t seen Avengers: Endgame, avert your eyes…

Twitter user John Grosjean remixed Captain America lifting Thor’s hammer during the penultimate fight sequence with the 1986 song “The Touch” (from the Transformer movie) and it’s quite the perfect pairing.

‘Avengers Endgame’ Breaks Box Office Records With Over $1.2 Billion In Opening Weekend

Marvels' Avengers Endgame isn't just chock full of super heroes on screen. The final chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was super-powered at the box office as well taking in a whopping $1.2 billion in ticket sales worldwide in its opening weekend.

Marvels’ Avengers Endgame isn’t just chock full of super heroes on screen. The final chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was super-powered at the box office as well taking in a whopping $1.2 billion in ticket sales worldwide in its opening weekend.

The film banked $60 million on its first day in U.S. theaters this past Thursday.

For the weekend, the super-hero adventure film is estimated to rake in over $350 million in the U.S., which makes it the first movie to rack up over $300 million in an opening weekend.

The movie had the biggest Friday ever – with $156.7, as well as the biggest Saturday and Sunday, as well.

The fans weren’t just hyped up for the nearly-three hour finale. Critics were bullish on the film as well, which accounts for Avengers Endgame rating a 96 on Rotten Tomatoes.


First Trailer For ‘Avengers: Endgame’

Marvel dropped the trailer for the upcoming Avengers: Endgame flick which lands in theaters April 24.

With half of the Avengers really gone after super-bad guy Thanos obliterated them with a snap of his fingers in the last installment, Chris Evans’s Captain America (back to a clean-shaven twunk) leads the remaining heroes on a mission to bring everyone back from the dead.

Chris Evans in ‘Avengers: Endgame’

I was digging Evans’ beard, though…

Joining the good captain are Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), plus Nebula (Karen Gillian), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), Okoye (Danai Gurira), Ant Man (Paul Rudd), War Machine (Don Cheadle) and newly-minted Marvel box office champ, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel.

Watch the trailer below.

News Round-Up: December 8, 2018

Hubby Michael (C) turns 50! Whoohoo!

Some news items you might have missed:

• My apologies, dear readers, for the light posting of late. Currently in Mexico celebrating my hubby’s 50th birthday 🙂

• A new study shows young black men are 16 times more likely to contract HIV than their young white gay peers.

• Woofy luger Chris Mazdzer’s ‘ice underwear tease’ is totally worth the clicking over to kenneth-in-the-212 for.

Olympic luger Chris Mazdzer

• Choreographer Justin Peck worked with A-list actors like Julia Roberts to create a series of short dance films that turn everyday experience into moments of musical magic.

• Chief of staff John Kelly is expected to step down in the coming days, according to two administration officials says Politico.

• First trailer for Avengers: Endgame is here. “Part of the journey is the end.”

Over 42 million views in a day.

• Meanwhile, back at Mantamar Beach Club in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and my hubby’s 50th celebration – it’s a virtual gay soup.

Trailer – “Avengers: Infinity War”

Marvel Studios dropped the trailer for the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War today and it looks a-mah-zing!

Just about every single Marvel hero from the past few years is in this including three “Chris’s” – Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and Chris Pratt.  (They couldn’t find a role for Chris Pine???)


Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.

Advance tickets for “Infinity War” went on sale on Fandango at 6AM this morning and by noon it surpassed the two previous top two record holders: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Black Panther.

In theaters April 27.

p.s. don’t even get me started on Chris Evans’ woofy beard and long hair…

Chris Evans looks oh-so-sexy with longer hair and full woofy beard in Avengers: Infinity War

Squee!!! Watch The Trailer for Upcoming “Avengers: Infinity War”


Excuse me as I, and the entertainment world, totally geek out over the newly-released trailer for Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War.

Bringing together just about everyone in the current Marvel cinematic universe, it’s pretty awesome.

We don’t really get to know much about plot points other than the story centers on galactic bad-guy Thanos.

“An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.”

According to the press release, the film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Paul Rudd, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Sebastian Stan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Brolin, and many, many more.

Avengers: Infinity War opens in theaters on May 4, 2018. Check out the trailer below.

New Spider-Man Drops In For New “Captain America: Civil War” Trailer

The new Spider-Man finally makes his debut in the latest trailer for “Captain America: Civil War.”

Iron Man calls on Spidey (or “Underoos,” as he hilariously refers to him), who’s evidently on his team, to use his web powers to steal Captain America’s shield and bind his arms.

“Hey, everyone,” Tom Holland’s character then says, perched on a car roof, in the final moments of the second trailer.

In theaters May 6, the action flick pits Captain America (Chris Evans) against Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.).