MEN IN TIGHTS
Will Michael Fassbender’s deleted drag scene in X-Men: First Class wind up in the DVD extras? We sure hope so: We’d love to see Magneto and Professor X probe the unexplored depths of their relationship.
MAN AND WIFE
Want another reason to watch CBS’ The Good Wife? Michael Arden (right) is joining the cast as the boyfriend of Owen (Dallas Roberts), the brother of lead character Alicia (Julianna Margulies). This ain’t the out actor’s first time gay role either—he played a queer shark in the off-Broadway play Swimming in the Shallows, the mincing assistant in Bride Wars and the prince’s down-low lover on NBC’s Kings. Counting series regular Alan Cumming and upcoming guest star Harvey Fierstein, that’s some pretty heavy homo artillery for the series, which returns September 25.
Over on the network’s high-minded reality show Big Brother, housemate Shelly Moore recently voted to get homophobe Jeff Schroeder evicted. Now Moore’s family is getting death threats from Schroeder’s fans. We suspect Bad Girls Club: New Orleans’ Tasha is one of them.
DC’s lesbian caped crusader Batwoman finally gets her own ongoing comic book starting in September. Batman and Robin breathe a sigh of relief as the spotlight is finally taken off their unconventional relationship.
At the VMAs pre-show, Taylor Lautner waxed nostalgic about his liplock with Robert Pattinson at the MTV Movie Awards in June. The real question is, which one was Gus Van Sant jealous of?
And speaking of unconventional relationships, TMZ tracks down Kermit the Frog, who addresses the rumors about Bert and Ernie being gay for each other. Meanwhile, editorial cartoonist Paul Berge has his own theory as to why the longtime Sesame Street pals aren’t bumping felt.