Wherein I read things, laugh [or not], and pass them on to you…
In 2009 we reported that Henriksen had been approached by private investors who wished to produce an independent film version of Millennium. At the time we spoke with Henriksen’s friend and his Bone Dry director Brett A. Hart, who told us of his interest in directing the potential film [screenrant/Niall Browne/14 May 2012]
The haunted Captain of a Soviet submarine holds the fate of the world in his hands. Forced to leave his family behind, he is charged with leading a covert mission cloaked in mystery.
A Film by Todd Robinson ~ “Phantom” ~ Starring Ed Harris, David Duchovny, and William Fichtner ~ Executive Producers Rui Costa Reis, Ricardo Costa Reis, Eliad Josephson ~ Produced by John Watson, Pen Densham, Julian Adams ~ Written and Directed by Todd Robinson
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Idris Elba is going from exploring the distant reaches of the universe to playing one of the most famous men on planet Earth.
Elba, who co-stars in director Ridley Scott’s coming sci-fi movie “Prometheus” told The Wall Street Journal yesterday that he’s getting ready to start filming his starring role as Nelson Mandela in the movie “Long Walk to Freedom,” a biopic about the South African leader. [wsj.com/speakeasy/Christopher John Farley/14 May 2012]
And now for the Daily Douchebag section of the blog post….
A state judge has ruled that the Oklahoma law that severely restricts “the ways in which doctors can treat women with abortion-inducing drugs” is unconstitutional. In his ruling overturning the 2011 law, Judge Donald Worthington wrote that the law violates a woman’s right to privacy and bodily integrity. And Worthington added that the law ignores medical standards, according to RH Reality Check:
Judge Worthington ruled that the bill’s restrictions on medication abortion are unconstitutional because they are “so completely at odds with the standard that governs the practice of medicine that [the bill] can serve no purpose other than to prevent women from obtaining abortions and to punish and discriminate against those women who do.” [...]
The law — which had been temporarily blocked since October — would have banned any off-label use of medications for abortion or treatment of ectopic pregnancy, while explicitly allowing off-label use of the same medication for other purposes. According to the lawsuit, the law not only jeopardizes women’s health by preventing doctors from using safe and effective methods available, but also undermines women’s ability to exercise the full range of their fundamental constitutionally protected reproductive rights.
[thinkprogress/Amanda Peterson Beadle/14 May 2012]
Well, who didn’t see this coming? Our favorite woman-hating female governor has actually signed the Arizona birth control bill into law.
…the law expands the definition of an employer covered under this particular exception
…in case you’d forgotten about the specifics of this abomination amidst all of the right wing lunacy that’s been flying around the country lately, the bill would allow employers to interrogate women about the purpose for which they are using birth control pills. If the fruit of that interrogation revealed the horrible fact that the employee was using birth control pills for—heaven forbid—birth control, she could be fired summarily. For anyone who thinks this is ridiculous and couldn’t actually happen, please go re-read Susie Madrak’s post about it.
[crooksandliars/karoli/14 May 2012]
After obstructing civil unions and other legislature, McNulty shows considerable gall, blaming others for his obstruction, and considerable ignorance, suggesting voters do not care about expanding civil rights for all Coloradans. The House State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee meets later today — seemingly to kill the civil unions bill. The voters of Colorado meet in November and observers expect they will likely respond by killing his one-seat GOP House majority and ending his reign as Speaker. [thinkprogress/Josh Israel/14 May 2012]
• RNC Chair Priebus: Gay People Deserve Dignity and Respect, As Long as That Doesn’t Include Allowing Them to Get Married
• In a taped appearance on The View, the President explained that supporting “marriage” over civil unions is important because of the federal benefits that depend on the word.
• “This is a test of our character.” – Jay-Z opens up about gay marriage, politics and the economy