This week on “Banter with Ben and Lisa,” Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) and Lisa Timmons (wherelisalives.com) are joined by Matt Whitfield (Yahoo!, Watch What Crappens) to talk about everything under the sun. We start by saying goodbye to TVgasm.com, which is shutting down this week. Ben talks about some of the behind-the-scenes stuff that inspired the site and eventually led to his departure. After that, the gang takes on the Man of Steel, DOMA, Aaron Hernandez, Gwyneth Paltrow, and inevitably, our favorite cougar anthems. Definitely listen to this one!
New episode is up! Official description:
This week on Banter with Ben and Lisa, Lisa Timmons (socialitelife.com) and Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) are joined by Ronnie Karam (Watch What Crappens) as they discuss all sorts of important information such as flamboyant moments at Gay Pride, Michael Douglas’s throat cancer, and, of course Superman! Check it out!!
From the official description:
This week on Banter with Ben and Lisa, Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) and Lisa Timmons (wherelisalives.com) welcome back Marcos Luevenos for another rowdy discussion of all things pop culture. The trio tackle all those red gay marriage profile pictures on Facebook as well as Kim Kardshian’s much documented pregnancy and the “Real World’s” notable MTV history. There are many tangents and off-shoots along the way, as well as one very squeaky dog. Come listen!
My friend Louis has been doing stellar work with his biting web series Verbal Vogueing. On this latest episode, he makes withering remarks about pretty much all the teen idols of today before finishing off with some decidedly off-color variations on country songs. Check it out.
Imagine Belle from Beauty and the Beast as a sassy gay man. Or just watch the above clip.
Thanks for the clip, Richard!
There’s nothing better than watching an idiot politician get taken down by a humble student. In this case, we have Rick Santorum, who thinks society will fall into decay with the acceptance of gay marriage. He rants that he’s yet to hear a evidence to the contrary… which is where one plucky student chimes in and provides it, courtesy of a study by the American Psychological Association. Santorum then soundly rejects said evidence, saying that the APA is a biased group only willing to listen to evidence that supports its own theses. Hmmmm…. sounds familiar?
Entertaining and bloody-boiling all at once. Yay!
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Watching Lawon squeal and sputter his way through the Big Brother house this season in his wide-lapelled, patchwork blazers, it got me to thinking that he may be one of the very worst gays this fine series has ever cast. Further reflection made me realize that Big Brother has a checkered history when it comes to the gays, often casting shrill variations on the Lawon prototype. The lack of gay diversity is particularly surprising given how popular the program is with the community. Furthermore, if Lawon represents the worst, who could possibly be the best? And that’s when I got to thinking that maybe it was time for a list.
After the jump, a comprehensive look at all the Big Brother gays, from worst to best (excluding season one because who cares about that?).
My friend Louis has just started a sassy lil’ web series called Verbal Vogueing, and I’m happy to report that it’s VERY funny. It’s also highly inappropriate and full of incredibly bad language. If you’re at work or near a grandmother, you’ve been warned.