News Round-Up: September 18, 2017

Some news items you may have missed:

• Hottie Nick Jonas (above) raises the temperature as he journeys from desert to beach party in his sultry new music video, “Find You,” today.

• Tennis legend and newly revealed homophobe Margaret Court says the LGBT community wants to destroy marriage. “There will be no Mother’s Day, there will be no Father’s Day, there will be no Easter, there will be no Christmas.”

• Police in Tanzania arrested 20 “suspected homosexuals” this weekend in an effort to “intensify vigilance” against LGBTs. Conviction of a sexual act “against the order of nature” in Tanzania can lead to up to 30 years behind bars. The 8 men and 12 women were arrested at a hotel where they were attending an HIV/AIDS education training session.

• Clearly concerned about losing the ratings war to MSNBC of late, Fox News is shuffling it’s evening schedule to pit far-right pundit Sean Hannity directly opposite MSNBC’s ratings champ Rachel Maddow at 9PM.

• Pop star and LGBT ally Demi Lovato says even though magazines and TV seem to be trying “to break” what her sexuality is, she doesn’t intend on giving those folks their soundbite. She says watch her upcoming YouTube documentary “Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated” on October 12 for some of those answers offered on her “own terms.”

• Always awesome Maroon 5 drops the lyric video and Slushii Remix for their latest single, “What Lovers Do” featuring SZA.

John McEnroe On Margaret Court/Lesbians In Tennis Kerfuffle: “Who Gives A F**K?”

Tennis’s legendary bad-boy and elder statesman, John McEnroe, brings a comedic touch to the Margaret Court “lesbians in tennis” debacle in this irreverent “who gives a “f**k?” take on the subject.

Via News.com.au:

In his satirical role as The Commissioner of Tennis on Eurosport, McEnroe said he was a “strong advocate of same-sex marriage”.

“I actually don’t see any reason why we shouldn’t give them the right to be as miserable as everyone else,” McEnroe said.

In the skit released on Saturday night in Paris, McEnroe said Court telling fans that “tennis is full of lesbians” prompted three thoughts to him.

“This is true and who gives a f**k? This is not true and who should give a f**k? This is half true and should we really give a f**k?”, he said.

“As for renaming the court that bears her name in Melbourne Park, the jury is still out.

“The self-appointed Commissioner of Tennis might have a viable solution: keep the name, and when same-sex marriage finally becomes legal in Australia, I will personally call my good friend Elton John to host the biggest same-sex mass wedding ceremony ever seen in the Margaret Court Arena.

“Margaret, that’s the kind of guy I am.”

Watch the elder statesman of tennis at work below: