GOSSIP: A Spice Girls Reunion At The Olympics? Plus: Downton Abbey, The Bachelor, Liza, James Franco And More

*The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association announced its nominees for the 2012 Dorians, which honor LGBT-interest films. Nods went to Weekend, The Skin I Live In, Beginners, The Tree of Life, Thor (huh?), Albert Nobbs and Pariah. What, no Jack & Jill? [The Advocate]

*Sh*t Liza Minnelli says. “Halston!” [YouTube]

*Adam Lambert says his upcoming album, Tresspassing, reflects “a very honest emotional portrayal of my desires and fears. Both dark and light.” [Just Jared]

*Here’s a picture of The Bachelor‘s tush. (semi-NSFW, duh) [Horsey]

*It’s Mel C‘s birthday—is that why a Spice Girls reunion is being rumored for the 2012 Olympics in London? [Pink is the New Blog]

*Homophobic tennis legend/fundamentalist preacher Margaret Court says she won’t let protests against her anti-gay vitriol keep her from going to the Australian Open. “Are they not wanting me to come?” she said in The Australian. “Is that what they are trying to do? I don’t run from anything.” [The Australian]

* W.E. director Madonna was a snoozer on The Graham Norton Show until she was made to pick out the straight guy in a group of gay men. That’s easy, he’s the one who doesn’t know the words to “Like a Prayer.” [Boy Culture]

*The Robert Mapplethorpe biopic starring James Franco is closer to becoming a reality. “The long-gestating project from producer Eliza Dushku will mark the first narrative film from documentary director Ondi Timoner (Dig!, We Live in Public) .”  []

*Which character on Downton Abbey are you most like. We’re totally a Violet. [WETA]

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  • Mike UK

    good grief, I know they’re trying to do the olympics on a budget but surely the budget can stretch to something better then the spice girls!

  • sal

    Viva Las Spice Girls! They are one of the very few British artists -still alive- that are worldwide known. five girls. five olympic circles! Colors of the world!!!

  • jason

    Spice Girls? Please, no! They are AutoTuned crap. None of them can sing live. Fake, fake, fake. Thumbs down to these crap hacks. One of the worst British exports ever.

  • RomanHans

    Gay stereotypes are boring. This gay man couldn’t name three Madonna songs if you spotted him “La Isla Bonita,” and having a brain, a life, and a Smithsonian subscription certainly doesn’t know the words to one.

  • Esculapio Mitiríades Torquemada de la Cueva

    I don’t know the words to any Madonna song. Does that mean I’m not gay? Oh, wait, I am, because I like cock, which is what defines a gay man. Not all the dumb stereotypes Queerty seems hellbent on recycling in the guise of “wit.”

  • ~PR~

    @jason: Actually, Melanie C has had a decent run with both pop and folk-rock music. Her latest album is actually quite good and not what one would expect from a former Spice Girl (actually, all of her albums have been a bit of a departure).

  • ~PR~

    @Esculapio Mitiríades Torquemada de la Cueva: yeah… being gay is more than just about liking cock… limiting it to that definition is just as offensive as definging gayness by all the stereotypes.

  • Esculapio Mitiríades Torquemada de la Cueva

    @~PR~: Not sure I agree. Being attracted to and falling in love with men is what defines a gay man. Everything else is incidental. What am I getting wrong?

  • jason


    The Spice Girls were heavily AutoTuned. If you don’t understand this, you’re misguided.

    Just because a producer in a recording studio can tweak their voices to make them sound good, it doesn’t mean they are good. It’s an illusion, honey.

    They were a tacky bunch of girls who wore lingerie to titillate sleazy straight guys. No credibility whatsoever. They’re a zit on the concept of good music.

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